About Us

About Us

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1836.  Today the Sheriff’s Office is comprised of 180 full and part time staff members. In addition the Sheriff’s Office has mounted and youth explorer volunteer units.  The 2017 operating budget is $17 million dollars which includes equipment and personnel cost.

With our recent addition to the jail our rated capacity now stands at 411. With this expansion we were able to implement a number of technical advances as well, such as; video visitation and e-mail for those incarcerated improving communication with their legal counsel and loved ones.   

Our Jail Division on average processes over 5,000 inmates per year.  Currently the average length of incarceration for an inmate is 14 days. We offer a number of programs to individuals while they are incarcerated. For example; Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, church services, counseling, self-development classes, and assistance with GED completion to name just a few. These programs are designed to be additional tools for their “tool box” to help folks better acclimate when they are released.

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for responding to 80 percent of the calls for service in the unincorporated areas of Livingston County. In addition we have two contracts to provide supplemental law enforcement services in the townships of Tyrone and Putnam. Our Field Services Division consists of a Uniformed Division, Detective Bureau, Special Response Team, Crime Scene Investigators, K9, Traffic Safety Bureau, and a Central Records Division to name a few. 

Our Field Services Division responds to approximately 27,000 investigations per year.  Approximately 15,000 of these calls are dispatched responses for service from 911 and approximately 12,000 are self-initiated investigations generated by the deputies. These incidents include; accidents, domestic situations, property crimes, misdemeanor and felony complaints.  We also have a great working relationship with the other police agencies in the county and assist them regularly.  

My goal as your Livingston County Sheriff is to provide the best possible service to the residents of Livingston County with the resources at my disposal.  If you have any suggestion(s) on how we can improve our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Sheriff Murphy