Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour has announced his intent to retire at the end of the year.

Niagara County Sheriff James R Voutour has announced that he will retire December 30th, 2019. He served as the 56th sheriff of Niagara County for 11 years.

Sheriff Voutour was first hired in 1993 as a Niagara County Deputy. He was promoted to Sergeant, Captain and Chief Deputy during his tenure and has served the Sheriff’s Office for more than 26 years.

Quoting Sheriff Voutour from the Press Release:

“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Niagara County as their sheriff for 11 years. The people of Niagara placed their trust in me for three elections and for that I am truly grateful. I have always believed in term limits and I feel that it is my time to move on to a new chapter and allow a fresh face to take the reins. It’s not easy being married to the sheriff or having the sheriff as your dad. My family has made tremendous sacrifices for many years and they deserve a break. I could not have done my job without my wife, Pilar at my side, always picking up the slack. “

 

“My co-workers, some 350 strong, are truly the best in the business. They are loyal, dedicated, brave and true professionals. I will miss them greatly but I am confident they will carry on with the mission, keeping you safe.”

 

“I will leave the Office in the hands of my Undersheriff, Michael Filicetti. He has served at my side for more than eight years. He is an ethical, bright and dedicated law enforcement officer. I have no doubt he will take command and move the Office of Sheriff forward.”

 

“As for my future, I was blessed to receive a great offer in the private sector. I will soon start chapter 2 with a large law enforcement technology company as a police consultant. I will have a tremendous opportunity to continue to contribute to law enforcement with a significant decrease in responsibility and stress while spending more time with my wife and daughters. “

I personally worked in a seasonal capacity for the Niagara County Sheriffs Office and I hold Sheriff Voutour in high esteem.