Tompkins County

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Ken Lansing
Sheriff

Undersheriff

Brian Robison

Address

779 Warren Road Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone

607 257-1345

Website

http://tompkinscountyny.gov/sheriff

Population

101,564

Area

476 square miles

County

Tompkins

County Seat

Ithaca, NY

Career

Sheriff Ken Lansing was elected to the office of Sheriff of Tompkins County in November, 2010. Prior to his election, Sheriff Lansing has served in law enforcement since 1979, 33 of them in the Cayuga Heights Police, from which he retired in 2007 as Chief of Police. For 20 years of his career at Cayuga, Sheriff Lansing also worked for other police departments on a part time basis, including the Dryden Police Department from 1975 to 1977 and the Trumansburg Police Department from 1977 to 1998.

Education / Training

Sheriff Lansing is a graduate of Cortland State University. While there, he was involved with a special community service unit that he and two other graduates started.

Honors and Achievements

Sheriff Lansing spent 17 years of his police career teaching the D.A.R.E. program to fifth graders. He spent 13 years volunteering to work on the Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services board.

Personal

Originally from the Catskills, Ken Lansing came to Central New York in 1973. Has lived in Trumansburg with his wife Kim since 1975. They have four children, Sean, Denise, Jason, and Chad, and six grandchildren.