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Click on this link to view the updated survey results.  We thank each and every one of you for taking the time to honestly and directly answer the survey questions. Additionally click on the link to view the reform plan as a result of your input and conversations.

As Law Enforcement personnel we are dedicated to the safety, security and well being of the communities we serve.  We are constantly looking for ways to improve and strengthen the relationship with our communities. It is with this in mind that we have setup a Community Forum on Law Enforcement to better connect with the ideas and expectations of the public. It is our sincere hope that all will attend. Click here to download information as well as Date and Times.

Below is the link to take the Online Community-based survey by the Seneca County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaboration Committee. The survey has now expired, but please feel free to watch the live recording of the event

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on April 14th, 2021, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Patti L. Morgan, age 47, of Seneca Falls, NY. Morgan was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Conspiracy ...
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Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on April 8th, 2021, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Julia M. Lambert, age 31 of 890 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, NY. Lambert was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree and Conspiracy in the fourth degree. It is alleged ...
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Welfare Fraud Arrest

On 04/07/2021 at 10:23 AM Seneca County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested Billie J. Schaeffer, age 46, of 192 Ovid Street Lot 18 Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Schaeffer was charged at that time with Welfare Fraud in the fourth degree and Misuse of Food Stamps. It is alleged that Schaeffer received ...
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Welfare Fraud Arrest

On April 13th, 2021 at 4:10 PM Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Damon D. Steele, age 22, of 10 Goodman Street Apartment M123 Geneva, NY 14456. Steele was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree and Welfare Fraud in the fifth degree. It is alleged ...
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Welfare Fraud Arrest

On April 14, 2021, at about 10:00am, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Bryan T. Rugenstein, age 57, of 2022 Balsley Road, Apartment 128, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree and Misuse of Food Stamps, both Class A Misdemeanors. It is alleged that Rugenstein ...
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Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on April 13th 2021, investigators arrested Robert J. Law Jr., age 38, of Waterloo, NY. Law was charged with Welfare Fraud in the fourth degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree. It is alleged that Law received public assistance ...
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Use of Force Policy - Updated Oct 2019

Click the above link to view the Seneca County Sheriff's Office updated policy involving the use of Force