Allen Riley, Sheriff
Education/Training: Sheriff Riley attended SUNY Morrisville and was accepted into the New York State Police Academy in 1982. He has received training in evidence handling, DNA collection, interrogation & interview, casino due diligence, anthrax training, clandestine labs, domestic violence, sexual harassment, hostage/critical incident command, hazardous materials, U.S. Customs narcotics officer - cross designation.
Career: Sheriff Riley had 27 years of experience in law enforcement with the New York State Police when he retired in September 2009 to run in a special November election for Sheriff of Madison County. As a member of the State Police, Sheriff Riley served as a Criminal Investigator, Gaming Unit Investigator, and a Uniformed Trooper. In 1984, he was selected to be a K-9 handler. He handled both narcotics and explosive detection dogs during his 18 years as a K-9 handler. He has worked on details such as the World Trade Center attack, Sarah Ann Wood detail, State Fair details and numerous search and rescue details.
Personal: Sheriff Allen Riley is a lifelong resident of Madison County. Sheriff Riley resides in southern Madison County with his wife and two daughters. They own and operate a 110-acre pasture based beef operation.
County Seat: Wampsville, NY
Area: 662 square miles