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Patrick A. Russo, Sheriff
P.J. Higgitt Jr., Undersheriff


On behalf of the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. This website has been designed to provide a comprehensive guide to our agency’s many services and responsibilities performed here. Our mission is to provide our citizens with one of the best law enforcement offices in New York State. We will continue to update and make changes to this site in an effort to better keep the residents in our county informed.

We invite you to explore our site and learn more about us.
We hope you find the information useful and informative.

Thank you for visiting!

Sheriff Patrick A. Russo 

The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute Summer Camp.

The Summer Camp is for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 who, because of economic reasons, would not have an opportunity to attend a summer camp or enjoy a summer vacation.  The camp is for economically challenged children.  Campers must be up-to-date on immunizations and have received a medical physical after May 1, 2020.  This year’s camp session runs from Sunday, July 25 through Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Detailed information about the camp may be found on the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute website at

Applications may be obtained by contacting the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 266-1903.  Qualified campers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Deadline for submission is March 30, 2021.

Rensselaer County is offering FREE training on Heroin/Opioid Overdose Prevention

General Information:
Phone: (518) 266-1900     EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-1-1
Location: 4000 Main Street, Troy, NY 12180