George N. Longworth
1 Saw Mill River Pkwy Hawthorne, NY 10532
Commissioner-Sheriff George N. Longworth began his law enforcement career with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety in 1981, taking a position as a special police officer on a summer seasonal basis.
The following year, he was appointed from a civil service eligible list to a full-time position with the Dobbs Ferry Police Department. In his tenure with the department, Longworth amassed a wide variety of experience in all aspects of policing, from mediating neighborhood disputes to actively pursuing homicide, drug and counterterrorism investigations.
Following ten years of patrol, investigative and supervisory experience, Commissioner Longworth was appointed to the Dobbs Ferry Police Department’s top post in 1992. 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 with numerous other professional organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the FBI National Academy Association. 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.
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.
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.
Honors and Achievements
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 and also served as interim Village Administrator in Dobbs Ferry.
Commissioner-Sheriff Longworth enjoys road cycling, deep sea fishing, SCUBA diving and golf.