Mark E. Helms, Sheriff
Chad Burhans, Undersheriff
54 Greenbush Street, Cortland, NY 13045
Sheriff Mark Helms retired from the CCSO in 2013 and became the Village of Homer Police Chief. The 25-year Cortland Sheriff’s Office veteran has been in law enforcement since 1987. He started as a part time corrections officer, became a full time deputy in 1994, and rose through the ranks to retire as a captain. Mark’s father was an investigator with the CCSO.
Sheriff Helms lives in the Town of Scott with his wife Patricia and has a grown daughter attending college. Cortland County has a population of 49,000 an area of 502 square miles.