The St. Lawrence County Seat


Chief of Police

James Santimaw

60 Main Street
Canton, New York 13617
Fax (315)386-8890
[email protected]

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The mission of the Canton Police Department is to work with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility and community commitment. Canton’s department is one of only two in St. Lawrence County that are accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.