Thomas J. Lorey, Sheriff
Education/Training: Sheriff Lorey attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Criminal Justice Program.
Career: Sheriff Tom Lorey began his law enforcement career as a Police Officer with the Village of Mayfield in 1970, following a tour of duty with the United States Navy. In 1972, he joined the Gloversville City Police Department and during that time he served as a Patrolman, Youth Aid Officer and Detective. While with the Gloversville Police Department, he attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Criminal Justice Program. Upon retirement from the police department in 1992, Sheriff Lorey joined the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Finding rural law enforcement to his liking, he successfully sought the Office of Sheriff. He first took office in January of 1996 and has since developed a K-9 Program, as well as a Dive Team and an Emergency Response Team for the county.
Sheriff’s Office: The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for dispatching all emergency services in Fulton County. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office operates a correctional facility with 167 beds.
County Seat: Johnstown, NY
Area: 533 square miles