As conservators of the peace and public safety in Yates County the Office of Sheriff will deliver effective and responsive law enforcement, corrections, court security, civil, and emergency communication services equally and fairly without regard to race, creed, ethnicity, or one's social or economic standing. We value an exchange of ideas with all persons, groups and entities in order to deploy efficiently our resources for the good of the community and populations we serve. Our objective is to make Yates County a safe place in which to reside, work, visit and travel.
To the citizens of Yates County: "I am honored to have served in this agency for forty-six years and as your Sheriff for the past twenty-five. To head an accredited diverse 24X7 law enforcement agency with well-trained professionals, understanding peace keeping and public service, fulfills me. Our most valuable asset are our employees and we pledge to improve ourselves through continued training and to be accountable for our actions. We value human life and dignity of all people and will take whatever action is required to protect and serve our citizens. We will uphold and defend the rights of all, guaranteed under our state and U.S. constitutions. We value the concepts of community policing and promote education and prevention programs including school resource, crime prevention, and boater and snowmobile safety. We strongly value the partnerships with other county departments, entities and encourage communications with our community. We realize that in holding public office leadership positions that public trust is vital in both our professional and personal lives, I thank all of the staff." -Sheriff Ron Spike