Thomas E. Mills
280 Phoebe Lane, Suite 1, Delhi, NY 13753
1,468 square miles
Sheriff Mills, a Marine Corps Veteran, commenced his law enforcement career with the Oneonta Police Department. He subsequently joined the New York State Police and retired as Station Commander. He later rejoined the profession as a part-time Deputy Sheriff in Delaware County. He was elected Sheriff in January 1999.
Honors and Achievements
Sheriff Mills is a member of the Executive Committee of the Otsedela Council of Boy Scouts of America and hosts the Sheriff’s Explorer Post 108. He is a past Master of the Margaretville Masonic Lodge and past Commander of the American Legion Post 190. He is the Commander of Post 10550 of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars in Delhi. In 2006, he was appointed to the NYS Committee for the Coordination of Police Services to Elderly Persons by then-Governor George E. Pataki. In 2007, he was invited to serve on the NYS Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (“SCIP”) Governance Evaluation Board.
Sheriffs Office Accomplishments
When Sheriff Mills took office, he inherited an outdated 28-prisoner jail on the village square in Delhi. In 2003, that historic landmark was replaced with a new 124-bed state-of-the-art combination Public Safety Building/Correctional Facility, whose full-time staff now numbers 77. He has also acquired accreditation within the Law enforcement Division in 2010.