Office of the Sheriff  -  St. Lawrence County

48 Court Street ~ Canton, NY  ~  315-379-2222





Sheriff Kevin Wells


Brief Description of Services

Civil Division
Serve papers for income executions, property executions, etc., from various attorneys. Collect bad debts from defendants, foreclosures on both real and personal property. This office turns a large amount of money into the County in the form of revenue from civil fees. This office is mandated by Law.

Correctional Division
Maintain order inside the Correctional Facility; insure jail security at all times; booking of inmates; dispenses medication to inmates; perform a variety of functions too numerous to list.

Criminal Division
Enforce all laws within St. Lawrence County; investigate accidents; serve papers for various courts, District Attorney, Probation Department, etc.; investigate major crimes, maintain order at public gatherings;  perform a multitude of functions far too numerous to list, including inmate transports to courts, prisons, doctors, dentists, etc.

Juvenile Division
Investigate complaints where the suspect is under 16 years of age. Work directly with Family Court, Probation Department, parents, school officials, Social Services along with others in the investigation of these incidents. Serve as our public relations representative for the office by giving presentations, producing NYS Safe Child Cards and conducting tours of the building. Also are involved in criminal case loads when necessary and assist with inmate transports.


Sex Offender Watch





Homeland Security Status

December 20, 2013

Erie and St. Lawrence County NY Sheriff’s Office Superusers Complete SallyPort© NY Jail Management System Training






From left to right: John Myers, BCIS SallyPort Product Manager, Tommy Alfano, VP, BCIS Criminal Justice Applications Group, Peggy Harper, Veronica Jesmer - St. Lawrence County, Chris Lian, BCIS NY State Client Representative, Tony Diamond, Denise York, Joseph Usinski, and Karen Yetzer - Erie County.

Administrators and superusers from the Erie and St. Lawrence County NY Sheriff’s Offices recently completed Black Creek’s SallyPort© NY Jail Management System training at Black Creek’s, Irondale campus training facility. The two day, comprehensive training covered all aspects of the SallyPort© NY Jail Management System and provided the trainees with the skills necessary to set up and administer their respective systems. The trainees will serve as system administrators, SallyPort User Group members and on-site liaison for ongoing SallyPort support and maintenance. St. Lawrence County, at approximately 1,350 bookings per year, is scheduled to go on line on January 1, 2014. Erie County, at approximately 20,000 bookings per year will go on line on February 1st.


More about SallyPort© NY

SallyPort© NY is one in a series of state- specific subsets of SallyPort©, an enterprise-class jail management system from Black Creek Integrated Systems Corp. of Irondale, AL. Unlike other “one app fits all” jail management applications, SallyPort’s© state-specific snap-ins relieve users of the necessity of dealing with superfluous data fields, business rules and reports that do not apply to their operation. Workflow-related snap-ins provide additional functionality necessary for the efficient operation of larger facilities that would be cumbersome and unnecessary in smaller facilities. SallyPort© provides jail administrators with a comprehensive set of tools to manage their jail operations from intake through release regardless of the size or geographical location. 

More about Black Creek ISC

Black Creek Integrated Systems is a turn-key source for modern, Touchscreen-based, correctional facility security control systems and security management software solutions that reduce the cost of corrections. Black Creek focuses only on the corrections market – installing integrated security and records management solutions in jails, prisons, courthouses and government facilities across the nation. Learn More about Black Creek .                              



"Secure Ammunitions and Firearms Enforcement Act"

NYSAFE Act Gun Reform

For more information on the NYSAFE act and registration applications for Assault Weapon Registration follow the link  A paper copy of the registration form is also available for download at this site.


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Visitation Schedule & Allowable Property


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“Your Sheriff, The People’s Choice for Public Safety.”

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association has launched a new public service announcement campaign that will air across the state designed to inform the public about all the public safety services provided by the sheriff’s office.  There are two videos, as one stops the other will start.





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