Public Safety

Public Safety in Allegany County is a collective effort between a number of different government agencies with the goal of enhancing and improving the overall well-being of citizens. Groups like the District Attorney’s office, Sheriff’s Department and programs likes the county STOP-DWI Program help improve the safety of all our residents.

District Attorney

The District Attorney is a State Constitutional Officer, elected by the county electorate to a four-year term. The DA and Assistant District Attorneys appear in all 29 town and 9 village courts as well as County, Supreme, and Appellate Courts and is responsible for the prosecution of all violations of the law that occur within the county’s borders.

Keith A. Slep
Allegany County District Attorney

Allegany County District Attorney’s Office
7 Court Street, Room 333
Belmont, NY 14813

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Phone: 585.268.9225

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The Office of Emergency Management is the county resource for information regarding fire services, EMS certifications, weather events, road closings and more.

Jeff Luckey
Emergency Management and Fire Director

Crossroads Center, 6087 NYS Route 19 N , Suite 150
Belmont, NY 14813

Phone: 585.268.5290
Fax: 585.268.9695

Michael Barney – Assistant Director
Phone: 585.268.7658
Fax: 585.268.9695

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Probation Department

Robert P. Starks – Director

7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813

Phone: 585.268.9370
Fax: 585.268.9486

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Public Defender

Public Defender – Barbara J. Kelley (email)

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact Us:
Phone: 585.268.9246
Fax: 585.268.5888

Assistant Public Defender – Patricia K. Fogarty (email)

Assistant Public Defender –  J R  Carter (email)

Assistant Public Defender – Paul S. DiCola (email)

Secretary – Sharon Goldsmith (email)

Secretary – Janelle Owen (email)

Sheriff’s Office

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is one of the most recognized agencies in our county government and are responsible for a number of different services including maintaining and securing the county jail and courthouse, maintaining public records, operation of the E-911 and CodeRED services, and more.

Rick L. Whitney

4884 State Route 19
Belmont, NY 14813

Phone: 585.268.9200

Kevin D. Monroe

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Youth Bureau

Linda Edwards, Coordinator
5 Court Street, Room 1
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: 585.268.5394

The Allegany County community stands united in its stance against the threat of drunk drivers on our highways. The Stop-DWI program is designed to identify local problem areas as it relates to alcohol related fatalities and injuries. In partner with local police agencies, the Coordinator is responsible for the planning of DWI-related seminars and training sessions as well as unannounced patrols to crack down on drunk driving.

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Weights & Measures

The mission of the New York State Bureau of Weights and Measures is to promote equity in all commercial transactions based on weight or measure. The Allegany County Weights and Measures Director inspects scales, gas pumps and other devices at local businesses for accuracy to ensure an open and honest marketplace.

Gilbert E. Green – Director

Phone: 585.268.5002