Sheriff George N. Longworth
Education/Training: Commissioner-Sheriff Longworth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Mercy College in 1992. He then received a Juris Doctorate from Pace University in 2002, being admitted to the New York State and Connecticut bar associations and the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York shortly thereafter. Commissioner Longworth is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. A strong advocate of education, Longworth serves as an adjunct professor of criminal law and forensic science as his time allows.
Career: Commissioner Sheriff George Longworth was appointed to the top post in Westchester County law enforcement by County Executive Robert P. Astorino on January 1, 2010. Commissioner Longworth began his law enforcement career with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety in 1981 as a special police officer on a seasonal basis. In 1982 he joined the Dobbs Ferry Police Department. Commissioner Longworth was appointed to the Dobbs Ferry Police Department’s top post in 1992, making him the youngest person (age 32) to be named chief of a Westchester County police department. Following his retirement from the Dobbs Ferry Police Department, Commissioner Longworth established a successful legal practice where he represented a wide variety of clients including public safety personnel injured during the atrocities of 9/11.
Honors and Achievements: Commissioner Longworth was elected as the President of the Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association in 2000. He also served on the Board of Directors for the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. Commissioner Longworth is currently active the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the FBI National Academy Association. The State of New York subsequently chose Commissioner Longworth to be a member of its Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, in which he evaluated police agencies throughout New York as an assessment team leader. He has published professional law enforcement studies, as well as county-wide public safety critical-incident plans.
Personal: Commissioner-Sheriff Longworth enjoys road cycling, deep sea fishing, SCUBA diving and golf. He lives in Westchester County with his wife and two daughters.
County Seat: White Plains, NY
Area: 500 square miles