Rockland County Sheriff's Office

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Rockland County Sheriff's Office
Agency overview
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionRockland, New York, USA
Map of New York highlighting Rockland County.svg
Map of Rockland County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size199 square miles (520 km2)
Population311,687 (2000)
HeadquartersNew City, New York

Agency executives
Official website

The Rockland County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) is a full-service law enforcement agency servicing the citizens of Rockland County, New York. The RCSO has four divisions: Civil Enforcement, Communications, Corrections and Police.


Civil Enforcement[edit]

  • Division Commander – Lieutenant Dennis Salemo

The Rockland County Sheriff's Civil Enforcement Division has been in existence since the office of Sheriff was established in 1798. The unit now consists of eight Deputy Sheriff's, (two division supervisors and a Chief) The division also has a clerical support staff of five civilian personnel.

The division's main responsibility is to enforce court mandates that are issued out of the judicial system. The division recovers over 4.5 million dollars in judgments mainly for residents of Rockland County. Approximately $475,000 in revenue is turned over to the County's general fund.[1]


  • Division Commander - Chief Adam C. Feuer

The Communications Division is staffed by seventeen full-time Radio Operators. In addition, there are several part-time Radio Operators. A seven-person supervisory staff assists the Chief in maintaining operations twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. The Emergency Communications Center (ECC), located in Pomona, is equipped with the very latest in emergency communications technology.

The Communications Division acts as the primary answering point for cellular E-911 calls in Rockland County, processing approximately 100,000 cellular emergency calls each year.

The division is the sole dispatch point for fire departments and specialty rescue teams in Rockland County. The division is also the sole dispatch point for the New York State Police in Rockland County, through a joint cooperation with NYSP Troop F (Middletown) and also facilitates County-wide communication between police agencies in Rockland.[2]


  • Division Commander – Chief Anthony Volpe

The Corrections Division is responsible for operating the Rockland County Correctional Center, maintaining the safety and security of the inmates, providing food, clothing, and medical and mental health care.[3]


  • Division Commander – Chief William Barbera

The Rockland County Sheriff's Patrol is the Police Division of the Sheriff's Department. It is a police agency at the county level responsible for the protection of county properties, roads, thoroughfares, holdings and interests. The Division will handle any and all complaints occurring in or on Rockland county properties. This is accomplished under the direction of the Sheriff by utilizing aggressive modern police patrol techniques.

The Division will assist any and all outside agencies, resources permitting, as requested by that agency.

The organization headed by the Chief, has one Captains and four Lieutenants eleven Sergeants and fifty Patrol Officers. It has several sub–units each performing specialized and distinct functions. The units are staffed by well trained police officers supported by a civilian complement of clerical and technical workers.[4]

See also[edit]

List of law enforcement agencies in New York


  1. ^ Rockland County Sheriff's Civil Enforcement Division page
  2. ^ Rockland County Sheriff's Communications Division page
  3. ^ Rockland County Sheriff's Corrections Division page
  4. ^ Rockland County Sheriff's Police Division page

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°08′51″N 73°59′40″W / 41.147452°N 73.994573°W / 41.147452; -73.994573