About the Sheriff's Office

Todd Hood - Sheriff

Sheriff Todd Hood began his service as Sheriff for Madison County in 2018.

Sheriff Hood was born in Oneida, NY and has been a Madison County resident his entire life. He attended Oneida City Schools graduating in 1987. He went on to attend Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and played Division II football.

Sheriff Hood began his career in law enforcement with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer and graduated from the Mohawk Valley Police Academy in 1991. From there he worked as patrolman at NYS Parks Police, Village of Clinton, and Town of Kirkland until 1993 when he became a patrolman with the Syracuse Police Department.

While at Syracuse PD, Sheriff Hood was a Detective with the Gang Task Force, S.W.A.T. Supervisor/Team Leader, Firearms Instructor, and was deputized to the US Marshal NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. He retired after 22 years with the Syracuse Police Department and then went to work with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office as an Investigator for Criminal Investigations/Homicides.

Sheriff Hood became the Madison County Sheriff in January and as Sheriff, he commands a work force of 160+ members consisting of Corrections Officers, Road Patrol Deputies, Civil Division, Pistol Permit Division, Children’s Advocacy Center and oversees a 9.5 million dollar budget.

Sheriff Hood is married to his lovely wife, Kelly, and they have three children Matthew, Joshua and Anna.

Office of Sheriff Madison County, Wampsville, NY

Duties:  Supervise 160+ employees encompassing the corrections division, criminal division, civil division of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

  • Oversee and manage a budget of $9.5 million
  • Oversee County Child Advocacy Center which investigates sexual abuse crimes to children. Center is made up of members from all County Law Enforcement Agencies. Budget $92,000
  • Work closely with all County Law Enforcement Agencies to ensure the public safety of county residents and businesses
  • Work closely with not-for-profits, citizen groups and other organizations
  • Work closely with Superintendents of local schools, BOCES and presidents of local colleges