New Chemung County Sheriff’s Satellite Office
Chemung (WENY) -- The new Chemung County Sheriff’s satellite office is located in the Town Annex building off of Route 17. Its purpose is so deputy sheriffs don't have to go all the way back to the Elmira headquarters to file reports, secure statements or do arrest paperwork. The proximity to the highway also allows sheriffs to inspect commercial vehicles.
"What it's going to allow us to do is have a bigger presence here," said Sheriff Chris Moss. "The commercial vehicle enforcement program alone will increase our presence in this part of the county three or four times."
"I think it gives people a sense of comfort to know that a the sheriff's department is here, that they're going to be on I-86 making sure that these trucks that come through here are in good condition and they abide by the rules," said Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli.
This is the third Chemung County satellite office, and Sheriff Moss says they're not looking for other locations at this time.