Jeffrey Murphy, Sheriff
John Winchell, Undersheriff
399 Broadway, Ft. Edward, NY 12828
Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy has over thirty-two years of experience in law enforcement. During his tenure with the Hudson Falls Police Department, he served in every facet of the agency: Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, and as Deputy Chief of Police. Upon his retirement from the Hudson Falls Police Department, Sheriff Murphy was offered a position as Deputy Sheriff and Training Officer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as the Accreditation Program Manager for both the Hudson Falls Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. As Accreditation Program Manager, he developed a comprehensive standard operating procedure manual and successfully obtained New York State Law Enforcement Accredited Agency status for both agencies.
Washington County has a population of 62,807 and an area of 843 square miles.