Ernest Cutting, Sheriff
Daniel W. Frair, Undersheriff
279 County Road 46, Norwich, NY 13815
Sheriff Cutting began his career with the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 1987. He has risen through the ranks in the office, holding the positions of Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Jail Administrator and Undersheriff. He has received numerous awards, notably the NYS Deputy Sheriff’s “Officer of the Year Award” for disarming an emotionally disturbed man committing an armed robbery in a restaurant in Chenango County.
Sheriff Cutting was appointed to the position of Sheriff in June 2009 upon the retirement of former Sheriff Thomas Loughren. He was elected to a full four year term in the November 2009 elections.
Chenango County has a professional, modern, full service Sheriff’s Office, and the law enforcement, jail, 911 and civil divisions have all been accredited. Chenango County has a population of 52,000 and an area of 911 square miles.