James G. Stowell
7445 County House Rd. P.O. Box 518, Auburn, NY 13021
864 square miles
Sheriff David Gould joined the New York State Police in 1970. He spent his entire 34-year State Police career in the Troop “E” area, retiring in 2004. The next two years he was a Special Investigator for the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office. In November 2006, Dave was elected Cayuga County Sheriff and on January 1, 2007 he became the County’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer, leading an Office of nearly 200 Sheriff’s employees. One of Sheriff Gould’s goals was to open two substations: one in the North end and one in the South end of the 700 square miles of Cayuga County. This goal was accomplished by opening the Moravia Substation in July and the Cato Substation in October. Another goal is to work toward getting the Law Enforcement, Custody Department, Civil Department and Marine Department all accredited.
Honors and Achievements
Sheriff Gould has instituted and documented almost 50 new initiatives since January 1st, 2007. He has obtained all new weapons for his department, and has obtained vehicle locators for all his fleet. He has also obtained three new boats (total of 4) for his Marine Patrol.