Undersheriff Marquart receives “Women of Distinction” Award

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Undersheriff Melinda Marquart has been awarded the “Women of Distinction” Award for the 58th Senate District of New York. This award was presented by New York State Senator Thomas O’Mara in a ceremony held at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, New York, on May 14th. The “Women of Distinction” Award recognizes women who make outstanding contributions to their communities. Undersheriff Marquart is the first female Undersheriff in the history of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and has been with the agency since 2003. Prior to her role as Undersheriff, she worked as an Investigator assigned to the Family Services Unit within the Criminal Investigation Division where she handled child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual abuse cases. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Deputy Sheriff where she was assigned to patrol duties and worked as a Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, and D.A.R.E. Officer.

Sheriff Thompson remarked, “It was an honor to witness Undersheriff Marquart receive this prestigious award. She has been a trailblazer for women in this profession and is a very deserving recipient.”