Ken Lansing, Sheriff - Tompkins County

  Brian Robison, Undersheriff
779 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
607 257-1345
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Career: Sheriff Ken Lansing was elected to the office of Sheriff of Tompkins County in November, 2010. Prior to his election, Sheriff Lansing served for 37 years in law enforcement, 33 of them in the Cayuga Heights Police, from which he retired in 2007 as Chief of Police. For 20 years of his career at Cayuga, Sheriff Lansing also worked for other police departments on a part time basis, including the Dryden Police Department from 1975 to 1977 and the Trumansburg Police Department from 1977 to 1998. 

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Lansing spent 17 years of his police career teaching the D.A.R.E. program to fifth graders. He spent 13 years volunteering to work on the Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services board

Tompkins County has a population of 94,000 and an area of 491 square miles.