Scott D. Hess, Sheriff
Steven D. Smith, Undersheriff

400 Public Safety Building, 13925 State Route 31, Albion, NY 14411
585 590-4137
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Education/Training: Sheriff Hess has received extensive training in all aspects of law enforcement. He has a Bachelor of Science in Community and Human Services from SUNY Empire State College and an Associate‚Äôs Degree from Genesee Community College. He is a Graduate of the Central Police Services Law Enforcement Training Academy.


Career: Sheriff Scott Hess of Orleans County began his career in law enforcement in 1983 as a Patrol Officer for the Village of Albion Police Department. In 1991, he was promoted to Sergeant and then to Lieutenant in 1994. In June of 1998, he became the Acting-Chief of Police for the Village of Albion Police Department and then served as Police Chief from October 1998 to July 2003. He was elected Sheriff in 2003.  


Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Hess served in the United States Air Force, 317th Transportation Unit.


County Seat: Albion, NY
Population: 42,883
Area: 817 square miles