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.

4/30/21- MCSO BAIL SCAM ARREST

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS TWO SUSPECTS IN ELDERLY BAIL SCAM Perinton, NY (April 30, 2021) – Beginning in late March, a scam involving securing cash bail money from elderly victims began across Western New York. The elderly victim receives a phone call from someone purporting to be a...

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4/24/21- MONROE COUNTY JAIL RESPONSE TO FALSE INFO

Rochester, NY (April 25, 2021) – On today’s date, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received several media inquiries regarding social media chatter from a post from April 24th involving an alleged in-custody death at the Monroe County Jail (MCJ). There was no in-custody death inside the jail and no...

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USMS-MCSO JOINT RELEASE -MURDER ARRESTS

UNITED STATES MARSHALS SERVICE FUGITIVE TASK FORCE, TO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, MAKE 12 HOMICIDE-RELATED ARRESTS IN 2020; TEN TO DATE IN 2021 Rochester, NY (April 9, 2021) - The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the United States Marshals Service Fu...

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MCSO 200TH BIRTHDAY

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CELEBRATES ITS 200TH BIRTHDAY March 8, 1821 – March 8, 2021   Rochester, NY (May 18, 2021) – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is proud to unveil and publically display three Presidential Pardons, dating back to the mid-late 1800’s. All three of the 145...

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MCSO MAKES ARREST IN PERINTON STOLEN UTV'S CASE

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS THREE PEOPLE AS A RESULT OF PERINTON UTILITY VEHICLE THEFTS Perinton, NY (February 22, 2021) – On Friday, February 19, 2021, at 8:50 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Bobcat of the Finger Lakes, located at 7216 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Pe...

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MCSO COVID-19 JAIL TESTING CAMPAIGN UPDATE

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MASS COVID-19 TESTING CAMPAIGN GREATLY REDUCES THE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 IN THE MONROE COUNTY JAIL 100% COVID Testing of Inmates and Jail Staff Credited for MCSO’s Success Rochester, NY (February 17, 2021) – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, MCSO...

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CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT ARREST

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MAKES ARREST IN CATALYTIC CONVERTOR THEFTS Suspect Caught in the Act Rochester, NY (February 16, 2021) – Over the course of the last several months, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of catalytic convertors being stolen from motor v...

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PERINTON ROBBERY & PURSUIT ARREST

MCSO ARRESTS TWO JUVENILES AS A RESULT OF PERINTON GUN-POINT ROBBERY AND SUBSEQUENT PURSUIT Keen, Quick Police Work and Coordination of Multiple, Complex, High-Risk Events Credited for Successful, Safe Conclusion Perinton, NY (February 12, 2021) – On Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 2:50 a.m.,...

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