Mission Statement from Sheriff James R.Voutour

Mission Statement


The Mission of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is to secure for the people of Niagara County the conditions that will bring about and sustain the full measure of the benefits of citizenship in a democratic society of laws by safeguarding life and property, preserving the peace, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing the law, and protecting the rights of all citizens.

Vision Statement


The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office shall provide the finest and most professional public safety services to the residents of and visitors to Niagara County. We will work in unison with the community and other law enforcement agencies. We shall demand of ourselves the highest standards of honesty and integrity as we uphold all laws for which we are responsible.

The Office of the Sheriff shall maintain a safe, secure and cost effective jail that recognizes the dignity of all individuals, while adhering to all constitutional standards and regulatory guidelines.

We are committed to preventing crime and protecting life and property; preserving peace, order and safety; enforcing laws and ordinances and safeguarding constitutional guarantees. We recognize that our employees are our most valued assets and we recognize that diversity is strength.

By utilizing the most extensive education and technology available, the Office of the Sheriff will faithfully serve the people of Niagara County to the best of our ability with steadfast honor and dedication.