Shine the Light! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month was created in 1987 to promote increased rights and services for domestic violence victims; to educate the public about the crisis of domestic violence and the prevalence of this epidemic in all of our lives; and to encourage involvement and support from our community for domestic violence victims and those who serve them.
Let us all be aware that domestic violence does occur. If a domestic violence incident has occurred, please report it to your local police authority. Sheriff Dave Gould would like everyone to please follow the following phrase, “If you see something – say something.”
Sheriff Gould further wants domestic violence victims to be aware of two potentially life-saving victim notification programs offered by the Sheriff’s Office through the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute – The first is the Order of Protection Notification Program, which allows domestic violence victims to register to be notified by phone, text message, or e-mail when a Family Court Order of Protection has been served. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The second is the Prisoner Release Notification Program (powered by VINE®), which allows crime victims to register at www.vinelink.com or toll-free at 1-888-VINE-4-NY to be notified by phone or e-mail in the event of an offender’s release from jail or prison. This service is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A Message From Sheriff Dave Gould
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office website.
Cayuga County, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, is home to 80,000 people. With its eight lakes and the many charming towns and villages throughout, it’s a wonderful area in New York State to reside. Rich in history and the beautiful scenery that each season offers, Cayuga County has become a popular vacation area as well.
With a staff of over 200 dedicated men and women, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is committed to securing a safe community and maintaining the trust and respect of those we serve by providing responsive, caring and professional Law Enforcement, Correctional, and Civil Enforcement Services. Our Members are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of this County’s citizens and visitors and we strive to make it the best it can be by training and possessing pertinent knowledge and equipment that enables us to perform our duties to the best of our abilities.
We care about our community and are continuously seeking out opportunities to partner with the public and to maintain an open dialogue with those we serve. By doing so, together, we make Cayuga County a great place to live, work and play. I hope you find the information on this site helpful and thank you for allowing us to serve you.