Seneca County Sheriff Luce has set a travel advisory for Seneca County to last until Midnight tonight.  The roads are snow covered and slippery but passable at this time. Winds will pick up later causing drifting with freezing rain around 3:00 P.M. The Sheriff asks for no unnecessary travel until Wednesday morning.  Please remember if you have to travel to make sure your vehicle is in good repair and you have extra clothing and emergency supplies in case you get stuck or break down. Deputies and highway workers will continue to monitor the road conditions and update when needed.


Seneca County Sheriff Luce has set a travel advisory for Seneca County to last until Sunday at 1:00 P.M.  The roads are snow covered and slippery but passable at this time. Winds will pick up later causing drifting. The Sheriff asks for no unnecessary travel until Sunday at 1:00 P.M.  Please remember if you have to travel to make sure your vehicle is in good repair and you have extra clothing and emergency supplies in case you get stuck or break down. Deputies and highway workers will continue to monitor the road conditions and update when needed.

Weather Advisory

Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce would like to advise the Residents of Seneca County of the severity of the impending storm predicted for this weekend. It is predicted that starting Saturday in the afternoon hours will start and continue into Sunday. The accumulation is predicted to be 12 to 18 inches of snow fall. More importantly starting Sunday into Monday the wind will pick up and the wind chill is expected to be 20 to 35 degrees below zero. Please be prepared for this storm in advance, and remember during the extreme cold to take safety precautions. Deputies, County Highway personnel and Emergency Management Office Personnel will be monitoring road and weather conditions as the storm develops. Updates will be put out as needed.



For Immediate Release                                                 Date 12/3/2018


Contact Information:   Sheriff W. Timothy Luce                   315-220-3200


Seneca County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Holiday Season

Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Impaired Driving Crackdown runs     December 13,2018                         January 1,2018    


Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce announced today that      Seneca County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.


While we spend this Holiday Season celebrating with friends and family and looking forward to the blessings of a New Year the law enforcement community across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on               December 13   and will end on          January 1         . New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.


Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem.


While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.


The STOP-DWI Holiday Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets the 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick’s Day.


You can help to make a difference by ‘Having a Sober Plan’! Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home     Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning. We wish you and your family and friends a very safe and Happy Holiday season!

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Once again in October we commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness month [NDVAM], a time for law enforcement agencies, victim assistance organizations and community leaders to work jointly in generating greater public awareness about domestic violence, prevention strategies and effective responses for victims. It serves as a reminder that communities must speak out in a unified voice to combat domestic and to challenge all people in America to support programs that can end this nationwide epidemic.


According to the United States Department of Justice 1.3 million women and men have been victims of domestic violence in the past year. Eliminating domestic violence requires collaborative prevention and response efforts from criminal justice professionals, victim service providers, prosecutors, health care providers, educators and elected officials among others.


In addition to assistance provided by our court and legal systems and victim service programs domestic violence victims in Seneca County have access to potentially life-saving information through the web site


Sheriffs’ Assist allows crime victims and other concerned citizens to track the custody status of their offenders and register to be notified by phone or email in the event of a release to the community or a transfer to a New York State correctional facility or county jail. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the toll-free number 1-888-VINE-4-NY or online at


Sheriff Tim Luce said” Victims of domestic violence often need the kind of timely information that the web site Sheriffs’ Assist provides. By giving custody information in real time registered crime victims receive critical information when they need it the most. This access empowers domestic violence victims to gain a greater degree of control in their lives and to make informed decisions about their safety”.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month was created in 1987 to promote increased rights and services for domestic violence victims; to educate the public about the crisis of domestic violence and the prevalence of this epidemic in all of our lives and to encourage involvement and support for domestic violence victims and those who serve them.

Seneca County Sheriff Announces Release of Public Safety Mobile App



Contact:  Sheriff Timothy Luce: or (315)220-3200



Seneca County Sheriff announces release of public safety mobile app

September 21  – (Romulus, NY)   Seneca County Sheriff, Timothy Luce, announces the release of a new iPhone and Android mobile app as a service to the community. The app is available for the public as a free download from the app stores.

The new app is an innovative approach to help Seneca County citizens stay tuned to important news and resources from the Sheriff’s Office.  After downloading the app onto a smartphone or tablet, a user can receive important alerts from the Sheriff’s Office and access public safety information..

One of the app’s key features is: “Submit a Tip”– a form that enables you to submit a crime tip, along with photos. Tips can be made anonymously or with contact information. Users that submit tips can remain confidential.

Users can also phone in a narcotics tip directly through the app’s Drug Tip line feature.

Users can scroll through the list of Seneca County’s Most Wanted fugitives including their photos, details, and offenses.

Under the Main Menu, Users can access Inmate Information, including an Inmate Search, Correctional Facility information, rules and Visitation hours. You can also make payments online directly from the app: post bail, and place funds in an inmate’s commissary account.


Other important features include Victim Notification Services, Pistol Permits, and the Citizen’s Academy.


Read and share the latest social media posts from the Seneca Sheriff’s Office on Facebook and Twitter.


To engage the greater community in public safety, anyone with the app can use the “Share our App” feature under Settings, as well as forward alerts to friends, family, and neighbors.

This will be a great resource for the community to receive Emergency alerts, Public Service Announcements, Press Releases and Updates from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, contact the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office: 315-220-3200.

Seneca County NY Sheriff’s Office mobile app






Monthly Snapshot July 2018



Total Calls For Service: 1185
Total Arrests: 68


Total new drug cases: 11
Total arrests: 11


Average Number of Inmates: 75
Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $58,711.27; Yearly Total: $239,957.39


Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 54
Total Income Executions: 19
Total Evictions: 1


July 6th, 2018: NARCO arrested a subject for trafficking “crack” cocaine in Waterloo and Fayette.

July 9th, 2018: Investigators tracked down and arrested a Registered Sex Offender on a Bench Warrant after he failed to appear in Court.

July 11th, 2018: Deputies and Investigators assisted Waterloo P.D. and State Police with a double homicide in Waterloo.

July 13th, 2018: NARCO charged a subject for possessing cocaine in the Town of Waterloo.

July 14th, 2018: An animal abuse complaint in Romulus resulted in a subject being arrested for torturing a dog.

July 22nd, 2018: A call of an assault at a concert at the Del Lago Casino resulted in a band member being arrested.

July 26th, 2018: Road Patrol responded to a call of suspicious activity at a Town of Ovid residence that resulted in Domestic Violence and Drug charges.

July, 2018: 3 subjects were arrested for Welfare Fraud with a total of 8 charges.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce
Undersheriff John Cleere

Pistol Permit Hours

A friendly reminder to all pistol permit customers that the extended Wednesday hours have ended. Pistol Permit Application Processing Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Pistol Permit Amendment Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If you have any questions you may call Katie Anastasio, pistol permit clerk at 315-220-3430.

Lodi Curfew Suspended

Effective this date Sheriff Luce has lifted the Curfew in the Town of Lodi which was in affect since the flooding.  Seneca County Sheriff Deputies will continue to patrol the area. Sheriff Luce advises residents   to call and  report any suspicious activity or any other concerns they may have to Law Enforcement.