Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley to become NYS Corrections Commissioner

WAMPSVILLE (WSYR-TV) - Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley is leaving his job in Central New York to work for New York State.

According to the Madison County Board of Supervisors, Governor Cuomo has appointed Riley as New York State Corrections Commissioner. 

The Board released the following statement:

"The Board of Supervisors wishes to thank Allen Riley for his over seven years of service to our community as Sheriff and congratulate him on his appointment by Governor Andrew Cuomo as New York State Corrections Commissioner."

Undersheriff John Ball will take over day-to-day operations at the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

Riley was up for re-election this November. Instead, an election will be held for a new sheriff.


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