48 Court Street
Canton, New York 13617
Kevin M. Wells - Sheriff
Brooks J. Bigwarfe - Undersheriff
Barbara Carbone - Secretary to the Sheriff
St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office
The mission of the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is to provide the finest in public safety services to all residents and visitors to St. Lawrence County. To accomplish this mission the Sheriff’s Office and its entire component divisions pledge to work in conjunction with the other Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies and affiliated service providers to enforce and uphold all laws and statutes for which we are responsible. By maintaining and implementing a correct level of integrity, training, safety standards, diligent effort and professionalism the Sheriff’s Office will continue to be a leader in law enforcement services in St. Lawrence County and provide a safe environment for the public and our employees.
The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division will serve by protecting individual rights, safe guarding public and private property, providing emergency measures in all applicable situations and performing all other essential law enforcement services. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide and maintain modern safety and protective equipment for all of its employees and provide the training necessary to ensure that its employees meet and exceed the standards set forth by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services. Continue to meet NYS-DCJS Accreditation Standards. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division contains Road Patrol, Juvenile Division, Criminal Investigations, Drug Task Force, K-9 and seasonal Boat and Snow patrol components.
The Sheriff’s Office Correctional Division will maintain a safe, secure and orderly Correctional setting that recognizes the dignity of all individuals, while adhering to the standards and guidelines set forth by the NYS Commission of Corrections and the applicable State and Federal laws governing Correctional Facilities. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide modern safety and protective equipment for its Correctional employees and provide the training necessary to ensure that its employees meet and exceed the standards set forth by the NYS Commission of Corrections. As the new Correctional Facility is completed we will strive to establish and gain the Accreditation status for our Correctional setting and professionals that has not been able to be sought due to the physical conditions of the old facility.
The Sheriff’s Office Civil Division will continue to provide a high standard of Civil Processing and Service to St. Lawrence County and will be provided all of the necessary software and training required to meet this standard and mandated services. We will continue to meet NYS Sheriff’s Association Civil Accreditation Standards.