Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Media outlets are instructed to send all inquiries to mcsocommunications@monroecounty.gov or contact the PIO via phone.

Public Information Officer (PIO) Deputy Brendan Hurley can be reached directly at 585-753-4840.

Communications Director Amy Young may be reached directly at 585-753-4518.

Off hours (after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, weekends, and holidays) Media outlets are instructed to call Media Line at 585-753-2978 for information on developing/breaking news and incidents. The Watch Commander will, in turn, disseminate requested information to all local media outlets.

All other inquiries, including requests for “enterprise” stories, may be made by contacting the Communications Office at MCSOCommunications@monroecounty.gov. These requests will be answered during normal business hours.

7/27/21- FORMER JUDGE ROSENBAUM INVESTIGATION

Rochester, NY (July 27, 2021) – In the spring of 2021, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of possible criminal conduct on the part of former New York State Supreme Court Justice Matthew Rosenbaum. The Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation and we are currently working with the Monr...

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7/7/21- MCSO & MCHTF FATAL OD ARREST

THE MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND MONROE COUNTY HEROIN TASK FORCE MAKE ARRESTS IN FATAL DRUG OVERDOSE INVESTIGATION (Gates, NY) July 7, 2021 - On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 3:49 p.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical assist on Rt. 490 West near Rt. 531 in the Town of...

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7/3/21- MCSO MAKES ARREST IN PITTSFORD

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES MAKE ARREST IN TOWN OF PITTSFORD INCIDENT; INDIVIDUAL FACES FELONY CHARGES Efforts Continue to Identify and Locate Outstanding Suspect Pittsford, NY (July 3, 2021) – On Friday, July 2 2021, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged James Boston, 6...

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6/28/21- MCJ VISITS REOPENING

MCJ Visitation Rules/Guidelines under COVID-19 Protocol for Visitors Effective June 28, 2021 Per the CDC and State Commission of Correction guidelines, social visitation is limited to non-contact visits only at this time. Every inmate that is past their 14 day mandatory quarantine will be allo...

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6/24/21- OPERATION GUARDIAN

An inter-agency approach to stop the bleed Rochester, NY (June 24, 2021) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), in collaboration with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force and New York State Police (NYSP), is announcing the conclusion of the first phase of Operation...

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6/18/21- PARMA MISSING PERSON INVESTIGATION UPDATE

MCSO PARMA MISSING PERSON CASE BEING TREATED AS A MURDER INVESTIGATION: SKELETAL REMAINS DISCOVERED IN FIRE PIT ON WILLIAM MASON’S PROPERTY Anyone with Additional Information on Mr. Mason’s Disappearance Urged to Call 911 or MCSO Tip Line: 585-753-4175 Parma, NY (June 18, 2021) - On May 26, 20...

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5/18/21- MCSO - PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE UNVEILS AND PROUDLY DISPLAYS THREE PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS The Pardons, Dating Back to 1864, 1865, and 1875, are Restored and will be Permanently Displayed at the MCSO Rochester, NY (May 18, 2021) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is proud to unveil and publi...

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5/14/21- STANDOFF- TOWN OF PERINTON

Perinton, NY- (May 14, 2021)- On 5/14/2021 at approximately 1:30 PM, MCSO responded to an address on Falling Creek Dr, Perinton for the person that was experiencing a Mental Health crisis and was armed with a several long guns. MCSO deputies set up a perimeter around the residence, restricted access...

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