Michael J. Amato, Sheriff
Jeffery T. Smith, Undersheriff

PO Box 432, Fultonville, NY 12072
518 853-5500


Education/Training: Sheriff Amato is a graduate of the 189th Session of the FBI National Academy, the National Institute of Corrections and numerous other police and corrections schools. 


Career: Sheriff Michael J. Amato joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in 1979, as a part-time Corrections Officer and Road Patrol Deputy. In January 1982, he became a full-time Correction Officer. In June of the same year, he was transferred permanently to the Criminal Investigations Division. In 1987, he was promoted to Investigator/Evidence Officer. In April of 1992, he was appointed Undersheriff, a position that he held until October 1997 when he was appointed Acting Sheriff. Shortly after that, he was appointed by then - Governor Pataki as Sheriff. He is now serving his third term as the elected Sheriff.  


Honors and Achievements: He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association.


County Seat: Fultonville, NY
Population: 50,219
Area: 409 square miles