157 Depot Lane PO Box 689 Schoharie, NY 12157
626 square miles
After his military service, Sheriff Desmond joined the New York State Police and served for 28 1/2 years as a Trooper, Sergeant and Investigator. He was then elected Supervisor for the Town of Sharon. Along with being the Town Supervisor, he was a member of the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors for 10 years before being elected County Sheriff. Sheriff Desmond was elected Sheriff of Schoharie in 2009 and commenced his first four-year term of office on January 1, 2010.
Education / Training
Sheriff Desmond graduated from Canajoharie Central School. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served 40 months of overseas duty in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Honors and affiliations
Sheriff Desmond has been a member of the Sharon Springs Fire Department for 29 years and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician.
Sheriff Desmond was raised in Marshville, Montgomery County. He and his wife, the former Patti Brigham of Cherry Valley, have lived in Sharon Springs for 40 years. They have 2 grown sons and 5 grandchildren.