toys for tots

The Toys for Tots program is sponsored by the brave men and women of the United States Marine Corps Reserves and Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office is proud to participate.

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver not only a gift but a message of hope to less fortunate children. This year, through the public’s support, residents can give a brighter Christmas to many more children in need by bringing a new and unwrapped toy to any drop off site.  Open Office Hours: Mon-Fri. 8am-4:30pm, 4000 Main St. Troy NY 12180


Rensselaer County Undersheriff Pat Russo swore in 12 new correctional officers and promoted
one to Sergeant at the Rensselaer County Jail this morning Oct. 27, 2014


Rensselaer County Jail
Now Offers Remote Video Visitation

Inmates now have the option to use a new remote video visitation system to speak with family, friends or professionals via the internet. Remote video visitation eliminates time and stress associated with travel to and from the correctional facility by reserving a visit on-line.

Reservations must be paid either by credit card or prepaid money card. Cost is $9.00 per 20 minute visit. 

Scheduling and paying for a video visit using the internet is extremely simple and user-friendly with e-mail confirmations of visit times and charges.

To enroll today and learn more about the system and to request a Reservation Code go to webvisit.rensco.com



Sheriff Jack Mahar

On behalf of the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. This website has been designed to provide a comprehensive guide to our agency’s many services and responsibilities performed here. Our mission is to provide our citizens with one of the best law enforcement offices in New York State. We will continue to update and make changes to this site in an effort to better keep the residents in our county informed.

We invite you to explore our site and learn more about us.
We hope you find the information useful and informative,

Thank you for visiting! Jack Mahar
Sheriff Jack Mahar
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