December 3, 2020
BATH, NY – From Steuben County Spokesperson Mary Perham:
The Steuben County Sheriff’s department will mark its 225th anniversary next year beginning its
year-long celebration with the formal issuance of commemorative badges issued at a special ceremony in
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was established in 1796 with William Dunn serving as the first
county Sheriff. Among the 58 notable public servants who have kept the peace by providing public safety
and law enforcement services in the county, county Sheriff Jack Lisi stands out with the longest record of
service. Known for his determined advocacy of youth in the county, Lisi’s term in the elected office ran
from 1970 until his untimely death in 1987.
The current county sheriff, Jim Allard has built on the tradition of his 58 predecessors and developed the
department into one even more responsive to community needs including a first-response emergency
medical technician program, drug deterrence efforts and certified K- 9 Unit.
The department’s deputies are now fully involved with the county’s response to COVID-19, maintaining
contact with those people reported positive to ensure their safety and compliance.