Sheriff's Office
48 Court Street
Building #8
Canton, New York 13617

Ph: 315-379-2222
Fx: 315-379-0335

Kevin M. Wells - Sheriff

Brooks J. Bigwarfe - Undersheriff

Barbara Carbone - Secretary to the Sheriff


St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office

Brief Description of Services

Civil Division
Serve papers for income executions, property executions, etc., from various attorneys. Collect bad debts from defendants, foreclosures on both real and personal property. This office turns a large amount of money into the County in the form of revenue from civil fees. This office is mandated by Law.

Correctional Division
Maintain order inside the Correctional Facility; insure jail security at all times; booking of inmates; dispenses medication to inmates; perform a variety of functions too numerous to list.

Criminal Division
Enforce all laws within St. Lawrence County; investigate accidents; serve papers for various courts, District Attorney, Probation Department, etc.; investigate major crimes, maintain order at public gatherings;  perform a multitude of functions far too numerous to list, including inmate transports to courts, prisons, doctors, dentists, etc.

Juvenile Division
Investigate complaints where the suspect is under 16 years of age. Work directly with Family Court, Probation Department, parents, school officials, Social Services along with others in the investigation of these incidents. Serve as our public relations representative for the office by giving presentations, producing NYS Safe Child Cards and conducting tours of the building. Also are involved in criminal case loads when necessary and assist with inmate transports.

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NYSAFE Act Gun Reform

For more information on the NYSAFE act and registration applications for Assault Weapon Registration follow the link  A paper copy of the registration form is also available for download at this site.


Erie and St. Lawrence County NY Sheriff’s Office

Superusers Complete SallyPort© NY

Jail Management System Training



Administrators and superusers from the Erie and St. Lawrence County NY Sheriff’s Offices recently completed Black Creek’s SallyPort© NY Jail Management System training at Black Creek’s, Irondale campus training facility. The two day, comprehensive training covered all aspects of the SallyPort© NY Jail Management System and provided the trainees with the skills necessary to set up and administer their respective systems. The trainees will serve as system administrators, SallyPort User Group members and on-site liaison for ongoing SallyPort support and maintenance. St. Lawrence County, at approximately 1,350 bookings per year, is scheduled to go on line on January 1, 2014. Erie County, at approximately 20,000 bookings per year will go on line on February 1st.


More about SallyPort© NY

SallyPort© NY is one in a series of state- specific subsets of SallyPort©, an enterprise-class jail management system from Black Creek Integrated Systems Corp. of Irondale, AL. Unlike other “one app fits all” jail management applications, SallyPort’s© state-specific snap-ins relieve users of the necessity of dealing with superfluous data fields, business rules and reports that do not apply to their operation. Workflow-related snap-ins provide additional functionality necessary for the efficient operation of larger facilities that would be cumbersome and unnecessary in smaller facilities. SallyPort© provides jail administrators with a comprehensive set of tools to manage their jail operations from intake through release regardless of the size or geographical location. Learn More about SallyPort®.


More about Black Creek ISC

Black Creek Integrated Systems is a turn-key source for modern, Touchscreen-based, correctional facility security control systems and security management software solutions that reduce the cost of corrections. Black Creek focuses only on the corrections market – installing integrated security and records management solutions in jails, prisons, courthouses and government facilities across the nation.

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