Sheriff's Office

Yates County Sheriff's Office
Public Safety Building
227 Main Street
Penn Yan, New York 14527-1720
Emergency Dial 911
Tel: 315-536-4438 - Fax: 315-536-5191

NOTICE: is an email service to address general questions and concerns. 

It is not to be used to report emergencies or other immediate needs.

Please call 911 for emergencies and 315-536-4438 for the Yates County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center for other less emergent situations.








                     Welcome from Ronald G. Spike, Sheriff

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Yates County Sheriff’s Office I welcome you to our website. The Sheriff’s Office is a very diverse agency with over one-hundred full, part-time and seasonal employees that has a very strong full-service law enforcement presence throughout the county providing police patrol and special services including criminal investigations, youth and elderly community services, operating the county jail corrections facility, and providing court security and civil process, as well as managing the single enhanced 911 public safety dispatch center for the county. 

 I am honored to have served in this agency for forty-five years and as Sheriff the past twenty-five. To head a modern law enforcement agency with well-trained professionals understanding  peace keeping and public service makes me proud. Our most valuable asset is our employees and we pledge to improve ourselves through continued training and be accountable for our actions. We value human life and dignity of all people and will take whatever action is required to protect and serve them. We will uphold and defend the rights of all guaranteed under our state and U.S. constitutions. We value the concepts of community policing and promote education and prevention programs including school resource, crime prevention, boater and snowmobile safety. We strongly value partnerships and communications with our community. We realize that in holding public officer leadership positions that public trust is vital in both our professional and personal lives. 

Communications with those we serve has always been paramount in law enforcement. We will go forward together into the future facing the public safety challenges as through the internet you become a partner with us in enhancing the quality of life for all who live in and visit Yates County. Best wishes and safety always.

Ron Spike