Russ Lail, Lieutenant
Peter A. DiFiore, Lieutenant
Robert A. Smith, Lieutenant
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE 518-743-2518
The Warren County Sheriff’s Uniform Patrol Division operates from the Sheriff’s main office in Lake George, with outlaying sub stations in Warrensburg and Chestertown. Members of the Patrol Division provide primary law enforcement services to the eleven towns in Warren County and also provides supplemental services to the City of Glens Falls and nine hamlets within the county. The Sheriff’s Patrol Division is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Patrol respond to approximately 23,000 calls for service a year and make an average of 450 arrests.
In addition to their law enforcement duties, patrol members also provide community assistance in a variety of other ways. For example, the Sheriff’s Patrol responded to over 1,200 fire and emergency medical service calls last year. Due to the nature of their patrol responsibilities, Sheriff’s Patrol Officers are frequently the first responders to an incident, accident, or EMS related call. While on patrol, Sheriff’s Deputies are assigned an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Naloxone, also known as Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. Through training and experience, Patrol Officers often provide assistance until fire and medical units can arrive at the location. As an integral part of the community, the Sheriff’s Patrol provides a vast array of services to the residents of Warren County who would otherwise be left without a primary, full service law enforcement agency. Other support services are provided for community events ranging from marathons to International events such as Americaide and the Adirondack Balloon Festival, community parades to holiday celebrations, prescription take back events, and continuing education courses. The Sheriff’s Public Safety Building also plays host to a variety of informational and public service events presented by the Sheriff’s Office and has the capabilities to serve as a command center in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.