Cattaraugus County

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Timothy S. Whitcomb
Sheriff

Undersheriff

Robert Bucchardt

Address

301 Court Street, Little Valley, New York 14755

Phone

716-938-9191

Website

http://www.sheriff.cattco.org/

Population

80,300

Area

1,310 square miles

County

Cattaraugus

County Seat

Little Valley, NY

Position

President

Career

Sheriff Whitcomb became the Sheriff on August 18th, 2009. Sheriff Whitcomb was elected in November 2009 to a full four-year term, commencing January 1, 2010.bSince 1997 he has been in law enforcement, including 7 years working major crimes in the Criminal Investigation Bureau. It was in this role that he was recognized as the Blue and Gold Officer of the Year in October 2000.

Education / Training

Sheriff Whitcomb possesses a Masters degree in Counseling Education from St. Bonaventure University and is a certified police instructor in the areas of Interview and Interrogation, Basic and Advanced Juvenile Officer Training, the Investigation of Sex Crimes, and the Law Enforcement Response to School Violence. Sheriff Whitcomb is a graduate of the 206th Session of the FBI’s National Academy and his specialized training includes Crisis Negotiation with the Los Angeles Police Department, Death Scene Management with the FBI, and a Sex Offense Seminar with the New York State Police. He has also recently been certified as a SWAT Team fitness specialist.

Honors and affiliations

Sheriff Whitcomb also is a Past President of the State of New York Police Juvenile Officer Association.

Personal

Sheriff Whitcomb is an active instructor for NYSDCJS and a private consultant for educational seminars on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Law Enforcement Suicide.