Community Notifications


Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools. Receive alerts for severe weather, criminal activities, severe traffic, missing persons and local events. To receive alerts from the Yates County Sheriff's Office, text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in. 

VINE Program

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a free, anonymous, 24-hour, computer-based telephone service for victims of crimes. The VINE program is designed to provide easy access to offender information and to an offender's custody status changes. 

Contact the New York Sheriff's Victim Hot Line at 888-VINE-4-NY (888-846-3469)

Offender watch 

The Yates County Sheriff's Office maintains a Sex Offender Registry as a public service tool to keep Yates County, NY residents up to date of near by individuals. Click here to register to receive email alerts, or view all published offenders within the area. 

Project Lifesaver

The ability to instantly know the location of a loved one who has a tendency to wander gives families the precious gift of peace of mind. Through the Project Lifesaver individuals who have a tendency to wander receive a water-resistant, personalized wristband transmitter that emits a unique tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day. Wristbands are available upon enrollment by the Yates County Office of the Aging at (315) 536-5515 or 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527.  Click here for more information regarding Project Lifesaver.