Sheriffs

NY Sheriffs Association

Albany County

Address: Court House, Albany, NY 12207

Phone: 518-487-5440

Website: www.albanycountysheriff.com

County Seat: Albany, NY

Population: 304,000

Area: 533 square miles

Career: Sheriff Apple has served in the Albany County Sheriff’s Office since 1995. Beginning as a Lieutenant, he supervised the Criminal Investigations Unit. In 1997, he was promoted to Patrol Commander and had oversight of a Patrol Division that covered approximately 375 square miles. In 1999 he was promoted to Chief Deputy Field Commander. In that role he was Commanding Officer in charge of the Law Enforcement Division and had oversight of the County Correctional Facility. In 2009, he became Undersheriff, the commanding officer in charge of all Sheriff’s operations with oversight of 720 employees and a $63 million operating budget.

Education & training: Sheriff Apple holds a master of science in Public Administration and a bachelor of science in Public Administration. He holds certifications from the New York State Law Enforcement Institute at John Jay Criminal College, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the United States Department of Justice FBI National Academy, and the New York State Corrections Academy.

Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Apple received the Law and Order award from New York State Attorney General Dennis Vacco. He received the American Legion Police Officer of the Year Award and the Blanchard American Legion Post Fireman of the Year award. He received a commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice for going above and beyond the call of duty as a Police Officer. Sheriff Apple serves on the executive board of both the United Way and the Albany Boys and Girls Club. He has been a member of the Selkirk Fire Department. He is also a member of the International Association of Chief’s of Police and the International Counter Terrorism Officers Association.

Personal: Sheriff Apple is a lifelong resident of Albany County who currently resides in the Town of Colonie with his three sons.

Allegany County

Address: 4884 State Route 19, Belmont, NY 14813

Phone: 585-268-9204

Website: Kevin D. Monroe

County Seat: Belmont, NY

Population: 49,000

Area: 1,034 square miles

Career: Ricky L. Whitney was elected Sheriff in November of 2010 and took office January 1, 2011. He started his career in 1975 as a part-time police officer for the Village of Angelica Police Department and a part-time deputy sheriff for Allegany County. He was appointed a full-time police officer for the Village of Bolivar Police Department on January 1, 1976 and was promoted to Chief of Police in August of 1980, at the age of 24.

Education & training: Sheriff Whitney has served in law enforcement for more than 40 years. He has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Jamestown Community College, is a graduate of the 193rd Session of the FBI National Academy, and the 100th Session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute.

Personal: Sheriff Whitney is married to Lois Whitney.

Bronx County

Address: 3030 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 718-993-3880 or 718-993-3116

Population: 1,400,761

Area: 42 square miles

Career: Joseph Fucito is head of the Office of Sheriff of the City of New York, overseeing the civil and criminal law enforcement services provided to City and State courts, the New York City Department of Finance, other government agencies and the public. Joseph, who joined the Department as Deputy Sheriff in 1988 at 18, was the youngest in the Department’s history and in his tenure, has served under five administrations, beginning with Edward I. Koch.

Education & training: A native of the Morris Park Section of the Bronx, Joseph holds a BA in English from Queens College CUNY, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 236th Session. has held all uniform ranks in the agency: Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Undersheriff, and Undersheriff in Charge (his most recent position) as well as Acting Sheriff in 2010 and 2014. He has also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYS Department of Transportation.

Honors and Affiliations: In 2008, Sheriff Whitney received the Medal of Honor from NYS Association of Chiefs of Police for his involvement in the capture of an armed robbery suspect. Sheriff Whitney has served on the board of the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He is past president of the Allegany County Police Association and the Allegany County Police and Magistrates Association. He is a member and past president of the Bolivar Lions Club (5 time Lion of the Year) and also served as Zone and Region Chairman. He is a member and past Master of Macedonia 258 Free and Accepted Masons, where he also has served as Assistant Grand Lecturer and District Deputy Grand Master. He is also a life member of Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department.

Accomplishments & Affiliations: In his more than two decades with the Sheriff’s department, Joseph has made numerous arrests and executed court orders for a range of major cases in New York City. Among them was the arrest of disbarred attorney Kenneth Heller, who was eventually convicted of personal tax evasion hiding over $26 million in a Swiss Bank account. In 2005, Joseph arrested Roger Toussaint, former President of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, for violation of the New York State Taylor Law for perpetuating the 2005 NYC Transit Strike. Joseph established the H.R.A Family Court Unit within the Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to better recover child support.

Broome County

Address: 155 Lt. Van Winkle Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905

Phone: 607-778-1911

Website: www.gobroomecounty.com/sheriff

County Seat: Binghamton, NY

Population: 200,600

Area: 850 square miles

Career: Sheriff Harder joined the Broome County Sheriff’s Office in 1964. He was Broome County’s first Warrant Officer, as well as the County’s first Narcotics Officer. Before being elected to the Office of Sheriff in 1998, he was a Sheriff’s Detective for over 25 years and attained the rank of Detective Sergeant. Sheriff Harder, in conjunction with the Division of Criminal Justice Services, has been instrumental in developing and implementing numerous statewide reporting procedures such as the Standardized Incident Report, the Standardized Arrest Report, and the Standardized Domestic Incident Report.

Education & training: Sheriff Harder served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the 48th Rifle Company. He is a graduate of Binghamton North High.

Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Harder has served on the Statewide Criminal Justice Data Dictionary committee for over 10 years. He serves on the Executive Committee for the Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council and also serves as a member of: Serving the Elderly through Project Planning, Inc. (SEPP, Inc.). In 2002, Governor Pataki appointed him to the New York State Arson Board. In 2011, Sheriff Harder received the Community Service Award from the Center for Donation and Transplant of the New York and Vermont region. He is a past recipient of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association’s Carl F. Draxler Award and has been honored several times by the American Legion as the State, County and Local Policeman of the Year.

Personal: Sheriff Harder is a lifelong resident of Conklin, NY.

Cattaraugus County

Address: 301 Court Street, Little Valley, New York 14755

Phone: 716-938-9191

Website: http://www.sheriff.cattco.org/

County Seat: Little Valley, NY

Population: 80,300

Area: 1,310 square miles

Position: President

Career: Sheriff Whitcomb became the Sheriff on August 18th, 2009. Sheriff Whitcomb was elected in November 2009 to a full four-year term, commencing January 1, 2010.bSince 1997 he has been in law enforcement, including 7 years working major crimes in the Criminal Investigation Bureau. It was in this role that he was recognized as the Blue and Gold Officer of the Year in October 2000.

Education & training: Sheriff Whitcomb possesses a Masters degree in Counseling Education from St. Bonaventure University and is a certified police instructor in the areas of Interview and Interrogation, Basic and Advanced Juvenile Officer Training, the Investigation of Sex Crimes, and the Law Enforcement Response to School Violence. Sheriff Whitcomb is a graduate of the 206th Session of the FBI’s National Academy and his specialized training includes Crisis Negotiation with the Los Angeles Police Department, Death Scene Management with the FBI, and a Sex Offense Seminar with the New York State Police. He has also recently been certified as a SWAT Team fitness specialist.

Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Whitcomb also is a Past President of the State of New York Police Juvenile Officer Association.

Personal: Sheriff Whitcomb is an active instructor for NYSDCJS and a private consultant for educational seminars on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Law Enforcement Suicide.

Cayuga County

Address: 7445 County House Rd. P.O. Box 518, Auburn, NY 13021

Phone: 315-253-4337

Website: www.co.cayuga.ny.us/sheriff

County Seat: Auburn, NY

Population: 80,000

Area: 864 square miles

Career: Sheriff David Gould joined the New York State Police in 1970. He spent his entire 34-year State Police career in the Troop “E” area, retiring in 2004. The next two years he was a Special Investigator for the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office. In November 2006, Dave was elected Cayuga County Sheriff and on January 1, 2007 he became the County’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer, leading an Office of nearly 200 Sheriff’s employees. One of Sheriff Gould’s goals was to open two substations: one in the North end and one in the South end of the 700 square miles of Cayuga County. This goal was accomplished by opening the Moravia Substation in July and the Cato Substation in October. Another goal is to work toward getting the Law Enforcement, Custody Department, Civil Department and Marine Department all accredited.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Gould has instituted and documented almost 50 new initiatives since January 1st, 2007. He has obtained all new weapons for his department, and has obtained vehicle locators for all his fleet. He has also obtained three new boats (total of 4) for his Marine Patrol.

Chautauqua County

Address: 15 E. Chautauqua St. Box 128, Mayville, NY 14757

Phone: 716-753-4900

Website: http://www.sheriff.us/

County Seat: Mayville, NY

Population: 135,000

Area: 1,500 square miles

Career: Sheriff Gerace began his career with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office as a seasonal Navigation Deputy. He was appointed a full-time Deputy Sheriff in 1979 and was assigned as the first full-time Crime Scene Investigator for the agency. He was promoted to Technical Sergeant in 1989 where he supervised the Crime Scene Division.

Education & training: Sheriff Gerace earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Jamestown Community College, a Bachelor's Degree in Police Science from Mercyhurst College, and a Masters Degree in Administration from Alfred University. He is a graduate of the National Sheriffs’ Institute where he was elected President of his class.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Gerace is a past President of the NYS Sheriffs’ Association. He was appointed to the State 911 Board and serves as the Chairman of the 911 Committee for the NYS Sheriffs’ Association. He is an active volunteer and serves on the Chautauqua Opportunities Board of Directors and President of the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village. He was appointed to the SWN Advisory Council by Governor David Patterson.

Personal: Sheriff Gerace resides in West Ellicott with his wife Gina and their seven children: Andrew, Thomas, Elizabeth, Joseph, Jacob, Michael and Mary. He coaches youth hockey, soccer and baseball.

Chemung County

Address: 203 William Street, Elmira, NY 14901

Phone: 607-737-2987

Website: http://www.chemungsheriff.net/

County Seat: Elmira, NY

Population: 89,000

Area: 411 square miles

Career: Sheriff Moss joined the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Special Deputy. Later that year he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff and served in that position until 1994 when he was promoted to Investigator. While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Sheriff Moss attained the rank of Sergeant. He left CID to become a Lieutenant in the Road Patrol Division in 2001. In May of 2005, Sheriff Moss was transferred back to CID where he became the Division Commander. In 2005, Sheriff Moss was elected to a four-year term, replacing retired Sheriff Charles D. W. Houper.

Education & training: Sheriff Moss possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from SUNY Empire College and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 200.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Moss serves as the Chairman of the Chemung County Traffic Safety Board, as well as the President of the Chemung County Family Services Executive Board. Prior to being elected, Sheriff Moss served on the agency’s Special Services Unit, Honor Guard; was president of the Chemung County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association; and was a New York State certified K-9 handler.

Personal: In his spare time, Sheriff Moss enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hunting and fishing.

Chenango County

Address: 279 County Road 46, Norwich, NY 13815

Phone: 607-334-2000

Website: http://www.chenangosheriff.us/

County Seat: Norwich, NY

Population: 50,500

Area: 900 square miles

Position: 2nd Vice Chair

Career: Sheriff Cutting began his career with the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 1987. He has risen through the ranks in the office, holding the positions of Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Jail Administrator and Undersheriff. Sheriff Cutting was appointed to the position of Sheriff in June 2009 upon the retirement of former Sheriff Thomas Loughren. He was elected to a full four-year term in November 2009.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Cutting has received numerous awards, notably the NYS Deputy Sheriff’s “Officer of the Year Award” for disarming an emotionally disturbed man committing an armed robbery in a restaurant in Chenango County.

Sheriffs Office Accreditations: Chenango County has a professional, modern, full-service Sheriff’s Office, and the law enforcement, jail, 911 and civil divisions have all been accredited.

Clinton County

Address: 25 McCarthy Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: 518-565-4330

County Seat: Plattsburgh, NY

Population: 82,000

Area: 1,118 square miles

Career: Sheriff Favro retired from the Plattsburgh City Police Department, after 20 years of service, in 2002 as a Detective. His last 13 years with the police department were spent in the Juvenile Division working with many schools, organizations, families and youth in Clinton County. After being elected Sheriff in November 2002, he sought out Jerry P. Maggy, a 30-year veteran of State Corrections, to be his Undersheriff. Sheriff Favro is credited with starting the D.A.R.E Program for the City of Plattsburgh in 1990, and with assisting the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office with the start of their program.

Education & training: Sheriff Favro attended the Mount Assumption Institute. He received his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Clinton Community College and his Bachelor’s Degree in Community/Human Service from Empire State University.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Favro received several community and state acknowledgments, such as Juvenile Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year. He is a past President of the State of New York Police Juvenile Officers’ Association. He has served on the Clinton Community College Board of Trustees and is a past board member of Plattsburgh YMCA. Sheriff Favro is co-founder, director and seven-year coach of Plattsburgh PAL Football and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 999.

Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has undergone many changes, including construction of a major addition to the local jail with 160 new beds, program space, training rooms, and a kitchen. This 23 million dollar project was completed in 2006.

Columbia County

Address: Public Safety Facility, 85 Industrial Tract, Hudson, NY 12534

Phone: 518-828-0161

Website: http://www.columbiacountysheriff.us/

County Seat: Hudson, NY

Population: 63,100

Area: 648 square miles

Position: Treasurer

Career: Sheriff Bartlett began his law enforcement career with the Town of Germantown Police Department as a Patrolman part time. In 1984, he was appointed as a Deputy Sheriff Jailer, which at that time was the entry level position within the Office. Sheriff Bartlett has held the positions of patrol Deputy Sheriff, patrol Sergeant, Criminal Investigator and in 2006 was promoted to Captain by Sheriff David Harrison, Jr. He was elected to replace the retiring Sheriff Harrison in November of 2013.

Education & training: Sheriff Bartlett began his law enforcement career with the Town of Germantown Police Department as a Patrolman part time. In 1984, he was appointed as a Deputy Sheriff Jailer, which at that time was the entry level position within the Office. Sheriff Bartlett has held the positions of patrol Deputy Sheriff, patrol Sergeant, Criminal Investigator and in 2006 was promoted to Captain by Sheriff David Harrison, Jr. He was elected to replace the retiring Sheriff Harrison in November of 2013.

Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Bartlett served on the original Drug Entry/Emergency Response Team working his way up to assistant team leader. He has served on the Sheriff’s Marine Patrol and with the Columbia County Drug Task Force. Working with two different dogs as partners, he was a police K-9 handler from 1993 through 2003 and is certified as a K-9 Examiner. Sheriff Bartlett and his partners, K-9’s Asko and Akim, were trained in the fields of narcotics detection, criminal apprehension and tracking.

Cortland County

Address: 54 Greenbush Street, Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-3311

Website: http://www.cortland-co.org/sheriff/

County Seat: Cortland, NY

Population: 49,300

Area: 502 square miles

Career: Retired from the CCSO in 2013 and became the Village of Homer Police Chief. He was elected Sheriff, which he started in January 2016. The 25-year Cortland Sheriff's Office veteran has been in law enforcement since 1987.

Education & training: Retired from the CCSO in 2013 and became the Village of Homer Police Chief. He was elected Sheriff, which he started in January 2016. The 25-year Cortland Sheriff's Office veteran has been in law enforcement since 1987.

Personal: Mark lives in the Town of Scott with his wife Patricia and has a grown daughter attending college.

Delaware County

Address: 280 Phoebe Lane, Suite 1, Delhi, NY 13753

Phone: 607-746-2336

Website: http://www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/shrf/shrf.htm

County Seat: Delhi, NY

Population: 48,000

Area: 1,468 square miles

Career: Sheriff Mills, a Marine Corps Veteran, commenced his law enforcement career with the Oneonta Police Department. He subsequently joined the New York State Police and retired as Station Commander. He later rejoined the profession as a part-time Deputy Sheriff in Delaware County. He was elected Sheriff in January 1999.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Mills is a member of the Executive Committee of the Otsedela Council of Boy Scouts of America and hosts the Sheriff’s Explorer Post 108. He is a past Master of the Margaretville Masonic Lodge and past Commander of the American Legion Post 190. He is the Commander of Post 10550 of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars in Delhi. In 2006, he was appointed to the NYS Committee for the Coordination of Police Services to Elderly Persons by then-Governor George E. Pataki. In 2007, he was invited to serve on the NYS Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (“SCIP”) Governance Evaluation Board.

Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: When Sheriff Mills took office, he inherited an outdated 28-prisoner jail on the village square in Delhi. In 2003, that historic landmark was replaced with a new 124-bed state-of-the-art combination Public Safety Building/Correctional Facility, whose full-time staff now numbers 77. He has also acquired accreditation within the Law enforcement Division in 2010.

Dutchess County

Address: 150 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: 845-486-3800

Website: http://www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/Sheriff/SHIndex.htm

County Seat: Poughkeepsie, NY

Population: 297,500

Area: 825 square miles

Career: Sheriff Anderson began his law enforcement career in 1970, when he was appointed Deputy Sheriff in Dutchess County. After spending a short time in uniformed patrol, he was promoted to Detective and responsible for the Major Cases Squad. He was appointed Undersheriff in 1993 and first elected Sheriff of Dutchess County in 1999. Sheriff Anderson heads an Office of 550 employees.

Education & training: Sheriff Anderson has an outstanding resume in professional training and as an instructor, highlighted by his graduation from the 110th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Anderson has been awarded numerous “in-the-line of service” citations, including five Combat Crosses. He received the 2004 Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce’s Commitment to Community Award and the 2004 Boy Scouts of America-Hudson Valley Distinguished Citizen Award. He serves as Chairman of numerous organizations, such as the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes and is a founding board member of the McElroy Kids with Cancer Make-A-Wish Foundation. Sheriff Anderson was named an Ambassador for Peace by the Federation for World Peace Council and received an award from the Temple of I-CHENG for Wisdom Is Better than Weapons of War. Rev. Rosie Jackson, Pastor, also presented the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award to Sheriff Anderson at St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church.

Erie County

Address: 10 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-858-7608

Website: http://www2.erie.gov/sheriff/

County Seat: Buffalo, NY

Population: 919,000

Area: 1,227 square miles

Career: Since 1972 Sheriff Howard has been involved in Law enforcement, including 24 years with the New York State Police. He has served in various assignments across the State, including Buffalo, Long Island, the Adirondacks and the Southern Tier. As a Staff Inspector in the State Police, he was responsible for the coordination of services in the State Police Forensic Investigation Center; he supervised the Planning and Research Section. In 1998, he was appointed Erie County Undersheriff, where he personally oversaw the eight Division Chiefs who direct the daily operation of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. He was elected Sheriff in 2006.

Education & training: Sheriff Howard is a 2000 graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany. He has taught extensively at the State Police Academy in Albany and in the Criminal Justice Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Howard is a recipient of the Brummer Award, the highest award given by the New York State Police as a result of his actions during a 1982 domestic dispute in which his partner, Trooper Gary Kubasiak, was tragically killed.

Personal: Sheriff Howard is unquestionably a member of the “law enforcement family.” His brother retired as the Chief of Police in Eden, Erie County. A second brother is a retired Lieutenant from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department. A third brother is a retired Senior Investigator with the NY State Police and now a Town Justice. Sheriff Howard’s sister is married to a NY State Correction Officer. His two sons, daughter-in-law and two nephews are all New York State Troopers, while another is a Deputy Sheriff.

Essex County

Address: PO Box 68, 7802 Stowersville Road, Lewis, NY 12950

Phone: 518-873-6321

County Seat: Elizabethtown, NY

Population: 39,370

Area: 1,916 square miles

Career: After a tour of duty with the Marines, Sheriff Cutting began his career with the Essex County Sheriff's Office in 1977 as a Deputy Sheriff. During his tenure, he has served the Sheriff’s Office in the jail, the criminal/traffic enforcement, civil, has been a Lieutenant, Jail Administrator, Undersheriff and after the tragic loss of Sheriff Henry Hommes to cancer, he was appointed Sheriff and ran a successful campaign in 2010.

Education & training: Sheriff Cutting is a graduate of North Country Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice and was a member of the 100th session of the National Sheriffs Institute Leadership Program.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Cutting had many “firsts” for Essex County. He was the first Essex County Deputy to become a certified Police and Corrections Instructor, was one of the first firearms instructors and was the first Jail Administrator. He was also one of the founding members of the Empire State Law Enforcement Training Network.

Personal: Sheriff Cutting is a lifelong resident of Essex County.

Sheriffs Office: Essex County has made some tremendous progress in the 21st century. We moved from our century-old, 24-bed facility into a state of the art Public Safety Building housing the Sheriff’s Office, a 120-bed Correctional Facility, a 9-1-1 center and a wing for the New York State Police that houses the former Westport Barracks and the Zone 3 Headquarters.

Franklin County

Address: 45 Bare Hill Road Malone, NY 12953

Phone: 518 483-3304

Population: 46,540

Area: 1,774 square miles

Career: Kevin Mulverhill was elected Sheriff of Franklin County in November, 2010, and began his term of office on January 1, 2011. He started his law enforcement career at the New York State Department of Correctional Services in 1983 and worked as a corrections officer at several state facilities. In 1987, he became a New York State Trooper, until his retirement in 2010. While with the State Police, Sheriff Mulverhill instructed in many topics, became a Field Training Officer, Technical Sergeant and later obtained the permanent rank of Sergeant. He has served on the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board since 2007 and was elected Chairman of that Board. He has served on several committees and task forces in Franklin County.

Education & training: Sheriff Mulverhill attended the SUNY Canton Criminal Justice program, and also received training in several law enforcement topics, including instructor development, defensive driving, and child safety seat training.

Personal: Sheriff Mulverhill is married to Shelley (Rushford) Mulverhill and they have seven children.

Fulton County

Address: 2712 State Highway 29 Johnstown, NY 12095

Phone: 518 736-2100

Population: 53,000

Area: 533 square miles

Career: Stepped down after serving over 18 years on the bench to run for Sheriff. Governor Pataki appointed Rich Fulton County Judge in 1996. Before that, from 1991 to 1996, Rich served as Fulton County District Attorney. Early in his career, When he was in college and law school, Rich worked some summers for the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.

Education & training: Attended Siena University and Albany Law School, following graduation he became as a assistant district attorney in Nassau County. He later returned to Fulton County in 1986 as an assistant district attorney.

Personal: Rich has been a Part-Time Instructor of Criminal Law & Constitutional law at the Fulton Montgomery Community College since 1986. He has been an active firefighter with the Mayfield Fire Department for 18 years.

Genesee County

Address: 165 Park Road Batavia, NY 14020

Phone: 585 345-3000

Website: http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/sheriff/

Population: 60,060

Area: 501 square miles

Career: Sheriff William Sheron, Jr. was first elected Sheriff of Genesee County in 2016. He started his law enforcement career in 1977 with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. He moved quickly through the ranks, serving as a dispatcher, a Deputy for the jail and a Deputy for the road patrol. In 1984, he became the youngest Sergeant in Genesee County history, he was 26. He later was promoted to Investigator and then Chief Deputy, before becoming Undersheriff in 1996.

Education & training: Sheriff Sheron holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy, the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and numerous law enforcement and corrections training courses.

Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Sheron served on the board of the Mental Health Association of Genesee and Orleans Counties. He is a past president of the FBI National Academy Associates New York State/Eastern Canada Chapter and a past Vice President of the Genesee County Alcohol Substance Abuse.

Personal: Sheriff Sheron and his wife, Shari, reside in Batavia. He is the father of two children, three step children and six grandchildren.

Greene County

Address: 80 Bridge Stree Catskill, NY 12414

Phone: 518 943-3302

Website: http://greenegovernment.com/departments/sheriff

Population: 49,000

Area: 658 square miles

Career: Sheriff Seeley joined the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in 1984. Beginning his career as a deputy, he advanced through civil service testing to the rank of Sergeant and later to the rank of Lieutenant. He was elected Sheriff in 2007 and began his first four-year term in January 2008. He is the first Deputy in Greene County history to work his way through the ranks to Sheriff.

Personal: A lifelong resident of Greene County and a dedicated family man, he resides in the town of Greenville with his wife Sandra and son Matthew.

Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: During his first year in office Sheriff Seeley established the department’s first 24-hour patrol; created a Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Dive Team, ATV Patrol and Snowmobile Patrol; and obtained numerous vehicles and patrol equipment through the use of grants. All of these advancements were achieved while still working below budget and without added costs to taxpayers. Sheriff Seeley is committed to the advancement of the Sheriff’s Office through continuous training of deputies and jail personnel, constantly updating technology and working hand-in-hand with other law enforcement agencies to provide the most professional service to the residents of Greene County.

Hamilton County

Address: South Shore Road Lake Pleasant, NY 12108

Phone: 518 548-3113

Website: http://www.hamiltoncounty.com/government/departments-services

Population: 5,100

Area: 1800 square miles

Career: Sheriff Karl G. Abrams was elected Sheriff of Hamilton County in 2009, and commenced his first term of office on January 1, 2010. Sheriff Abrams started his law enforcement career in June of 1992. He was hired as a Navigational Officer to patrol the numerous lakes in the southern portion of Hamilton County. In the fall of 1992, he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff and was assigned to County court security and inmate transports. In January 1993 he attended the Zone 9 Police Academy in Plattsburgh, NY. After graduating from the academy he was assigned to the road patrol.

Education & training: He holds an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Mohawk Valley Community College. He has attended numerous in-service training courses, including the Sheriff's Association Civil School.

Honors and Affiliations: In 1997, upon the retirement of the Undersheriff, he was promoted to Lieutenant and Undersheriff. He currently holds numerous dive certificates and still is the diver for the Sheriff's Office. He still patrols, handles complaints and conducts accident investigations.

Herkimer County

Address: 320 N.Main Street Herkimer, NY 13350

Phone: 315 867-1167

Population: 64,427

Area: 1,458

Career: Christopher P. Farber was elected Herkimer County Sheriff in 2003. Chris won a five-way primary race and then an overwhelming victory in a three-way general election. Before becoming Sheriff, Chris successfully operated his own business for 24 years and served as Little Falls Town Justice for over 20 years presiding over hundreds of cases. Chris has been and still is a member of the Herkimer County Magistrates Association and has served as its President, Vice President and Secretary. He is also still a member of the NYS Magistrates Association and a current member of the NYS Sheriffs’ Association, the Herkimer County ATI Advisory Board, Chairman of the County Highway Traffic Safety Committee, and a member of many other advisory committees.

Honors and Achievements: Chris has also been involved with many community organizations involving youth and is a member of Rotary and Civic Clubs.

Personal: He resides in Little Falls with his wife Kathleen.

Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: Herkimer County is the first Sheriff's Office in New York State to utilize the Child Project, “Iris Recognition System.” The iris scan can positively identify a child or an adult and can be invaluable in missing child cases.

Jefferson County

Address: 753 Waterman Drive Watertown, NY 13601

Phone: 788-1441

Website: http://www.co.jefferson.ny.us/index.aspx?page=105

Population: 117,000

Area: 1,293 square miles

Career: Colleen O’Neill is the first elected female Sheriff in the history of New York State. Sheriff O’Neill’s law enforcement career began with the New York State Police in 1984, one of only ten women in her State Police Academy class. She worked road patrol in Middletown before transferring back home to Jefferson County. Ten years later she was assigned to the State Police Training Academy in Albany. In 1996, she was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the elite Governor’s detail. She then returned to the Academy and later worked as a Sergeant in Saratoga County before again going home to Jefferson County, assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. She was promoted to Senior Investigator before retiring in 2012. Sheriff O’Neill’s father Al served in the New York State Police for 21 years before he was elected Sheriff of Jefferson County in 1977. Jefferson County proudly hosts the 10th Mountain Division.

Kings County

Address: 210 Joralemon Street, 9th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-488-2736 or 917-807-4273

Career: Joseph Fucito is head of the Office of Sheriff of the City of New York, overseeing the civil and criminal law enforcement services provided to City and State courts, the New York City Department of Finance, other government agencies and the public. Joseph, who joined the Department as Deputy Sheriff in 1988 at 18, was the youngest in the Department’s history and in his tenure, has served under five administrations, beginning with Edward I. Koch.

Education & training: A native of the Morris Park Section of the Bronx, Joseph holds a BA in English from Queens College CUNY, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 236th Session. has held all uniform ranks in the agency: Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Undersheriff, and Undersheriff in Charge (his most recent position) as well as Acting Sheriff in 2010 and 2014. He has also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYS Department of Transportation.

Honors and Affiliations: In 2008, Sheriff Whitney received the Medal of Honor from NYS Association of Chiefs of Police for his involvement in the capture of an armed robbery suspect. Sheriff Whitney has served on the board of the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He is past president of the Allegany County Police Association and the Allegany County Police and Magistrates Association. He is a member and past president of the Bolivar Lions Club (5 time Lion of the Year) and also served as Zone and Region Chairman. He is a member and past Master of Macedonia 258 Free and Accepted Masons, where he also has served as Assistant Grand Lecturer and District Deputy Grand Master. He is also a life member of Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department.

Accomplishments & Affiliations: Joseph Fucito is head of the Office of Sheriff of the City of New York, overseeing the civil and criminal law enforcement services provided to City and State courts, the New York City Department of Finance, other government agencies and the public. Joseph, who joined the Department as Deputy Sheriff in 1988 at 18, was the youngest in the Department’s history and in his tenure, has served under five administrations, beginning with Edward I. Koch.

Lewis County

Address: 5252 Outer Stowe Street Lowville, NY 13367

Phone: 315 376-3511

County Seat: Lowville, NY

Population: 27,000

Area: 1,290 square miles

Career: Early in his career, Sheriff Carpinelli served as Police Officer for the Town of Lloyd Police Department, the Town of New Paltz Police Department, and the Town of Ulster Police Department. From 1992 to 2006, he served at Police Officer for the Rochester City Police Department. In 2006, Sheriff Carpinelli retired and moved to Lewis County. Shortly after relocating, he was hired to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff L. Michael Tabolt to serve as a part-time Deputy Road Patrol and Parks & Recreation Deputy.

Education & training: Sheriff Carpinelli majored in Criminal Justice at Ulster County Community College. He attended the Kingston Police Academy MPTC school in 1985. He has completed extensive specialized training, including Instructor Certification through the FBI, and the FBI Pursuit and Evasive Driving School. He is a Certified FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor; Certified in Accident Reconstruction by NYS Police; and certified and continues to execute Tactical Warrant Entries. He also attended and completed the National Sheriffs’ Academy.

Personal: Sheriff Carpinelli moved to Lewis County permanently in 2006 with his wife Vickie to raise their daughter, Nicolette.

Livingston County

Address: 4 Court Street Geneseo, NY 14454

Phone: 585 243-7100

Website: http://www.co.livingston.state.ny.us/Sheriff/sheriff.htm

Population: 65,000

Area: 638 square miles

Position: Sergeant-at-Arms

Career: Sheriff Dougherty began his law enforcement career in 2005 as Deputy Sheriff on the Road Patrol for the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. In the years between 2006 and 2010 he led the Livingston County Sheriff's Office in arrests. He became well known for his drug interdiction efforts on Interstate 390 with numerous felony drug arrests. In 2010, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Deputy and promoted to Investigator within the division in January of 2011. In his years with the Criminal Investigations Division he again led in arrests and was well known for being a proactive, hardworking Investigator. In December of 2012 he announced his intentions to run for Livingston County Sheriff and following a hard fought campaign, in November of 2013 he was elected the 50th Sheriff of Livingston County. As Sheriff, he continues to find ways to make the Livingston County Sheriff's Office efficient, effective and innovative. Sheriff Dougherty is very active in the community. He is a member of Geneseo Kiwanis and serves on their Board of Directors. He and his family are members of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo, NY. He is also a well known proponent and volunteer for the annual Cops for Kids Day that the Sheriff's Office Road Patrol brought back in 2010 to build trust with the youth. Sheriff Dougherty was elected following the retirement of Sheriff John York, who served as Livingston County Sheriff for 24 years before retiring

Education & training: Sheriff Thomas Dougherty is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In addition he holds several years of private sector business experience.

Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: The Livingston County Sheriff's Office was the first Sheriff's Office in the State of New York to have gained accreditation for every division of the agency. The Sheriff's Office has maintained accreditation status in every division through the reaccreditation process thereafter. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is a full service agency and is comprised of a Civil Division, Jail Division, Road Patrol Division, Communications (911) Division, Court Security Division, Criminal Investigations Division and Records Division, totaling 209 members at full staff.

Madison County

Address: North Court St, PO Box 16 Wampsville, NY 13163

Phone: 315 366-2318

Website: www.madisoncountysheriff.us

County Seat: Wampsville, NY

Population: 73,500

Area: 662 square miles

Career: Sheriff Riley had 27 years of experience in law enforcement with the New York State Police when he retired in September 2009 to run in a special November election for Sheriff of Madison County. As a member of the State Police, Sheriff Riley served as a Criminal Investigator, Gaming Unit Investigator, and a Uniformed Trooper. In 1984, he was selected to be a K-9 handler. He handled both narcotics and explosive detection dogs during his 18 years as a K-9 handler. He has worked on details such as the World Trade Center attack, Sarah Ann Wood detail, State Fair details and numerous search and rescue details.

Education & training: Sheriff Riley attended SUNY Morrisville and was accepted into the New York State Police Academy in 1982. He has received training in evidence handling, DNA collection, interrogation & interview, casino due diligence, anthrax training, clandestine labs, domestic violence, sexual harassment, hostage/critical incident command, hazardous materials, U.S. Customs narcotics officer - cross designation.

Personal: Sheriff Allen Riley is a lifelong resident of Madison County. Sheriff Riley resides in southern Madison County with his wife and two daughters. They own and operate a 110-acre pasture based beef operation.

Monroe County

Address: 130 Plymouth Ave. So.Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585 753-4522

Website: http://www2.monroecounty.gov/sheriff-index.php

Population: 736,000

Area: 721 square miles

Career: Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn began his career with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in 1976 as a deputy sheriff trainee. He was promoted to the position of part-time deputy sheriff assigned to the Parks and Marine Patrol Unit and then to full time road patrol. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1983 and to the rank of lieutenant in 1986 where he held both administrative and operational assignments. Patrick O’Flynn also served as the SWAT commander responding to critical incidents throughout the Monroe County. In January 1988, Sheriff Andrew P. Meloni appointed Patrick to the position of Undersheriff where he served until being appointed Sheriff by Governor George Pataki in May of 2001. He was elected Sheriff and began his first four-year term on January 1, 2002. Sheriff O’Flynn is currently serving his fourth four-year term as the Monroe County Sheriff. The Sheriff is responsible for managing approximately 1,200 sworn and civilian personnel overseeing a budget of over 130 million dollars.

Education & training: Sheriff O’Flynn earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Monroe Community College and a business degree from Roberts Wesleyan College. In December 2012, Sheriff O’Flynn completed his Master’s Degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School - Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff O’Flynn is a past president of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, a member of the FBI National Executive Institute, a member of the NYS Municipal Police Training Council and Chairman of the Operating Practices Board of 911 Emergency Communications. He serves on the boards of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Bivona Child Advocacy, Huether-Doyle, the Humane Society, the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester and the Monroe County Sheriffs’ Foundation. The Sheriff is also active in fundraising for Special Olympics New York and the Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Personal: Sheriff O’Flynn resides in Penfield with his wife, Lisa, and his two children, Jacqueline and Patrick Michael. He is an avid golfer and a motorcycle enthusiast.

Montgomery County

Address: PO Box 432 Fultonville, NY 12072

Phone: 518 853-5500

Website: https://www.co.montgomery.ny.us/sites/public/government/sheriff/Sheriff_Development/default.aspx

Population: 50,000

Area: 409 square Miles

Career: Sheriff Michael J. Amato joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in 1979 as a part time deputy working corrections and road patrol. In 1982 he was hired full time as a deputy assigned to corrections. Later that same year he was transferred to road patrol. June 1987 he was promoted to investigator / evidence officer a position he held until April 1992 when he was promoted to undersheriff. He held that position until October 1997 when he became acting sheriff. He was appointed by Governor George Pataki in May of 1998 as Sheriff. He is currently serving his fifth term in office as elected Sheriff.

Education & training: The Sheriff is a graduate of the 189th Session of the FBI National Academy, the National Institute of Corrections and numerous other police and corrections schools.

Honors and Achievements: He currently serves as Trustee to the Sheriffs’ Association and is a Past President of the Sheriffs’ Association.

Nassau County

Address: 100 Carman Ave. East Meadow, NY 11554

Phone: 516 572-4100

Website: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/sheriff/index.html

Population: 1,300,000

Area: 300 Square miles

Position: 3rd Vice President

Career: Bio: Michael Sposato was appointed Sheriff of Nassau County by the legislature in 2011. He served as Acting Sheriff of Nassau County from 2008 until 2011. Sheriff Sposato has been employed as a full-time Correctional Center employee with the Sheriff’s Office since 1994. He began his career with the Department as a Correction Center Cook responsible for supervision of inmates and assistant cooks and for maintaining security in kitchen areas where approximately 7000 meals were prepared each day.

Education & training: He received additional training above and beyond that provided to his civilian counterparts in, among other areas: inmate supervision; inmate searches and contraband control; inmate movement; physical force; key, tool and equipment control; security procedures; and essential services.

New York County

Address: 66 John Street, 13th Floor,New York, NY 10038

Phone: 212 487 9734

Website: http://bronxboropres.nyc.gov/index.html

Population: 8 million

Area: 322 square miles

Career: Joseph Fucito is head of the Office of Sheriff of the City of New York, overseeing the civil and criminal law enforcement services provided to City and State courts, the New York City Department of Finance, other government agencies and the public. Joseph, who joined the Department as Deputy Sheriff in 1988 at 18, was the youngest in the Department’s history and in his tenure, has served under five administrations, beginning with Edward I. Koch.

Education & training: A native of the Morris Park Section of the Bronx, Joseph holds a BA in English from Queens College CUNY, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 236th Session. has held all uniform ranks in the agency: Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Under Sheriff, and Undersheriff in Charge (his most recent position) as well as Acting Sheriff in 2010 and 2014. He has also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYS Department of Transportation.

Honors and Achievements: For all his efforts to support and enforce the legal processes of New York City and New York State Joseph has received numerous service citations, including the Sheriff’s WTC 911 Award.

Accomplishments & Affiliations: In his more than two decades with the Sheriff’s department, Joseph has made numerous arrests and executed court orders for a range of major cases in New York City. Among them was the arrest of disbarred attorney Kenneth Heller, who was eventually convicted of personal tax evasion hiding over $26 million in a Swiss Bank account. In 2005, Joseph arrested Roger Toussaint, former President of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, for violation of the New York State Taylor Law for perpetuating the 2005 NYC Transit Strike. Joseph established the H.R.A Family Court Unit within the Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to better recover child support.

Niagara County

Address: PO Box 496 Lockport, NY 14095

Phone: 716 438-3370

Website: http://www.niagarasheriff.com/

Population: 216,469

Area: 1,140 square miles

Position: 1st Vice Chair

Career: Sheriff James Voutour began his career as a police officer with the Jamestown Police Department in 1993 after graduating from the Chautauqua County Sheriff's pre-service academy in 1992. He then accepted a position as a deputy sheriff with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office in September of 1993 and moved through the ranks of Sergeant, Captain and Chief Deputy of Patrol before running for the office of Sheriff in 2008. On January 1st, 2009, Sheriff Voutour was sworn into office as the 56th Sheriff of Niagara County, dating back to 1808. Sheriff Voutour is committed to the importance of technology in law enforcement and recognizes the need to stay current to effectively operate the Sheriff's Office.

Education & training: Sheriff Voutour received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from SUNY Brockport in 1988 and his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Niagara University in 2013. He is also a graduate of the New York State Law Enforcement Executive Institute, Session 2 and the National Sheriff's Institute.

Personal: Sheriff Voutour is a lifelong resident of Niagara County. Sheriff Voutour is a former college and professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers organization. He has been inducted into three different Hall of Fames for baseball. He resides in Lockport with his wife, Pilar, and their daughters, Julia and Lydia.

Oneida County

Address: Judd Road Oriskany, NY 13424

Phone: 315 765-2200

Website: http://oneidacountysheriff.us/

County Seat: Utica, NY

Population: 234,878

Area: 1,213 square miles

Position: 2nd Vice President

Career: At the age of 18, Sheriff Maciol joined the New York Mills Volunteer Fire Department and today is an active lifetime member. At the age of 20, Sheriff Maciol was appointed as a patrolman to the New York Mills Police Department. Three years later, he transferred to the Whitesboro Police Department, where he served as a police officer for 21 years, prior to taking office as Oneida County Sheriff on January 1, 2011. During his police career, Sheriff Maciol was trained and certified in numerous areas of law enforcement. He also served as a D.A.R.E. Officer for six years within the Whitesboro Central School District. To this day, Sheriff Maciol is honored to have received several awards throughout his police career. Since 2011, Sheriff Maciol has implemented many cost saving and efficient practices. Sheriff Maciol saved over 3 million dollars in tax payers’ money in his first year in office. The Sheriff has attended training and conferences throughout New York State through the New York State Sheriff’s Association and nationally through the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Sheriff Maciol is a 2014 graduate of the 106th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute “Executive Level Management Training” held in Aurora, Colorado. Sheriff Maciol returned the Sheriff’s Office as members of the Oneida County Drug Task Force, the NYS Operation IMPACT program, participated in the GIVE (Gun Involved Violence Elimination) Initiative, and helped create the Oneida County Burglary Task Force. The Sheriff is also currently serving 7 schools within the county with School Resource Officers. Sheriff Maciol has always focused his law enforcement attention and resources on the victims of violence and crimes. Whether it be victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, elder abuse, or animal abuse, their needs have always come first.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Maciol was, and continues to be, an active community member. He made local history by becoming the youngest Mayor of the Village of New York Mills, proudly serving his community in this position from 2000 to December 31, 2010. Sheriff Maciol also served a two-year term on the New York Mills School Board of Education. Sheriff Maciol is also a member of the Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition, YWCA Domestic Violence Coalition, the Oneida County Magistrates Association, the NYS Sheriff’s Association serving on its board as Secretary, the National Sheriff’s Association, the Central NY Chiefs of Police Association, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the NAACP, the NY Farm Bureau, Sons of the American Legion Post 1376, Polish League of American Veterans (honorary), Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, as well as the New York Mills and Oneida County Historical Societies.

Personal: Sheriff Maciol is a lifelong Oneida County resident, having been born, raised and educated in New York Mills, New York, where he currently resides with his family.

Onondaga County

Address: 407 S. State Street Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: 315 435-3044

Website: http://sheriff.ongov.net/

County Seat: Syracuse, NY

Population: 467,026

Area: 806 square miles

Career: Sheriff Gene Conway began his law enforcement career with the Village of North Syracuse Police Department in 1977. In 1978, he joined the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and served there for the next 24 years, working through the ranks from Deputy Sheriff to Captain of Criminal Investigations. During his service he was assigned as a narcotics investigator to the Special Investigations Unit, supervisor of the Warrants Investigation Unit, and Road Patrol Watch Commander. In his capacity as the Captain of Criminal Investigations he oversaw all investigative Units within the Sheriff’s Department to include two presidential details and a serial bank robbery task force.

Education & training: He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Justice from the State University of New York at Oswego, and has completed training with the United States Secret Service, United States Marshal’s Service and the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.

Honors and Affiliations: In April 2002 he accepted an offer to become the Chief of Police and Public Safety for the Town of DeWitt Police Department.In 2007 he also served in a temporary capacity as the Chief of Police for the Village of East Syracuse Police Department.

Personal: Sheriff Conway is the nephew of long time Onondaga County Sheriff John Dillon.

Ontario County

Address: 74 Ontario Street Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: 585 394-4560

Website: http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/index.aspx?nid=104

County Seat: Canandaigua, NY

Population: 107,931

Area: 662 square miles

Career: Sheriff Povero began his career with the Sheriff’s office in 1972 as a corrections and communications officer. In January, 1973, he was assigned to the Sheriff’s Road Patrol. From 1977 to 1990, he served as an investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division. He was elected to the Office of Sheriff in 1990. During his tenure, the Sheriff has implemented the D.A.R.E. Program and provided School Resource Officers to Ontario County school districts. In 2005, “Project Life Saver,” a radio system to locate missing Alzheimer patients, was implemented by the Sheriff.

Education & training: Philip C. Povero is a graduate of Geneva High School, Finger Lakes Community College and the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Povero is past President and current Executive Committee member of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association and Chairman of the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy Board of Directors. He is a co-chairman of the New York State Law Enforcement Executive Committee on Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Sheriffs Office Accreditations: Under Sheriff Povero’s leadership, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has acquired state accreditation for its law enforcement, corrections, emergency communications, civil, and court security divisions, plus correctional health care accreditation with National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

Orange County

Address: 110 Wells Farm Road Goshen, NY 10924

Phone: 845 291-4033

County Seat: Goshen, NY

Population: 372,813

Area: 839 square miles

Career: Carl E. DuBois was elected Sheriff of Orange County in 2002, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. The longest serving Sheriff in history of Orange County, he previously served over 22 years with the Police Department in Middletown, New York, where he rose from an undercover narcotics investigator to street cop, detective, and then to sergeant as commanding officer of the Middletown Detective Unit, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. He also served as a Village and Town Justice for 4 years prior to being elected Orange County Sheriff.

Education & training: Sheriff DuBois graduated Cum Laude, from Mercy College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He attended the FBI National Academy and was a graduate of the 219th Session, and the 89th Session of the National Institute for Corrections/National Sheriff’s Association Executive Development Seminar in Longmont, CO.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff DuBois is a member of various civic, charitable, and community organizations such as the Brittany Miller Foundation, which raises funds and support for pediatric cancer, Middletown Salvation Army Board, and is very active with the Boy Scouts of America.

Personal: Sheriff Carl E. DuBois was born and raised in Orange County. He has been a resident of Mt. Hope for over 40 years. He attended Minisink High School and graduated in 1972. Sheriff DuBois is married to the former Barbara Fitzgerald, and has been married for 36 years. He has two sons, Austin who is an attorney in Goshen, NY., and Griffin who is a stage actor in New York City.

Sheriffs Office: Sheriff DuBois received Triple Crown Award (ACA, NCCHC, & CALEA Accreditations) from the National Sheriff’s Association in 2015, only 40 Sheriff’s Offices in United States have achieved this. He has led the Office to Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Commission of Accredited Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA); Corrections Accreditation from the New York State Sheriff’s Association; Corrections Accreditation from the American Corrections Association, and Medical Accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.

Orleans County

Address: 400 Public Safety Building 13925 State Route 31 Albion, NY 14411

Phone: 585 590-4137

Website: http://www.orleansny.com/Departments/PublicSafety/Sheriff.aspx

County Seat: Albion, NY

Population: 42,883

Area: 817 square miles

Career: Orleans County Sheriff Randall Bower served as an Orleans CSO public safety dispatcher for 29 years. He was also a member of the Sheriff’s Department’s Off-Road/ATV Patrol for many years. After being elected Sheriff, Randy was named Person of the Year 2015 by the Orleans Hub. The Award recognized the way that he woke up his community to engage with him in public service during his campaign.

Personal: Randy and his wife Robin have two grown children: Jessica and Jacob.

Accomplishments & Affiliations: In 2010, Randy was named Class B Section 5 and Genesee Region Coach of the Year as girl’s basketball coach at Holley High. His teams went from winless to champions.

Oswego County

Address: 39 Churchill Road Oswego, NY 13126

Phone: 315 349-3307

County Seat: Oswego, NY

Population: 122,109

Area: 1,312 square miles

Position: Chairman

Career: Reuel "Moe" Todd was first elected Sheriff of Oswego County in 1998. He continues a 42-plus year law enforcement career, climbing through the ranks of Deputy, Sergeant, Criminal Investigator and Undersheriff with the Oswego County Sheriff's Office. As Undersheriff, he was active in the planning and construction of a new public safety building/correctional facility and played a pivotal role in getting the Sheriff's Law Enforcement Division accredited by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services. Since becoming Sheriff, his Office continues to adhere to high professional standards. The Office received law enforcement re-accreditation in 2014.

Education & training: The Sheriff has received extensive training in law enforcement, corrections administration, and civil process and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Todd has served the State Office of Public Safety as Chairman of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, Zone 7 and remains an active member serving on the Statewide Counter-Terrorism Executive Committee. He is active in numerous community programs. During 2007, he served as President of the New York State Sheriffs' Association, an organization in which he has been active for over 20 years and was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the New York State Sheriff’s Association.

Personal: Sheriff Todd is married to the former Valerie Clark and they are the parents of two children and one granddaughter.

Otsego County

Address: 172 Co. Hwy. 33 West, PO Box 326 Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 607 547-4271

Website: http://www.otsegocounty.com/depts/shf/

County Seat: Cooperstown, NY

Population: 62,259

Area: 1,003 square miles

Career: Sheriff Richard J. Devlin was elected to his first term as Otsego County Sheriff in 2006. Sheriff Devlin began his law enforcement career serving with the United States Army Military Police Corps. 61st MP Co. in Hanau, West Germany. After his discharge from the military, he was offered a position with the City of Oneonta Police Department where he was a patrolman for 4 years before transferring to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Devlin joined the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 and has held the positions of Deputy Sheriff, Investigator and Sergeant.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Devlin is an Eagle Scout recipient and is very active with the Boy Scouts organization, serving as an advisor for the Sheriff’s Office and local Fire Department explorer posts. He has been a volunteer firefighter with the Milford Fire Department for over 29 years and has served as its Fire Chief for the past 10 years.

Personal: Sheriff Devlin resides in Milford with his wife Laurie and 2 of their three children.

Putnam County

Address: Three County Center Carmel, NY 10512

Phone: 845 225-4300

Website: https://putnamsheriff.com/

County Seat: Carmel, NY

Population: 99,710

Area: 246 square miles

Career: On January 1, 2002, Donald B. Smith became the 53rd Sheriff of Putnam County. Immediately prior to becoming the Sheriff, he had served as the Deputy County Executive of Putnam County. During his career in the United States Army, he commanded at every level from Platoon Leader to Assistant Division Commander, retiring with the rank of Brigadier General. Sheriff Smith was re-elected in 2005 and 2010.

Education & training: Sheriff Smith is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has a Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Sheriff Smith is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and was a Fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Personal: Sheriff Smith has a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren. The Smith family was recognized as a Great American Family while stationed in Mainz, Germany in 1983.

Sheriffs Office: Since taking office, Sheriff Smith has emphasized community policing and all law enforcement throughout the County working together as a team. He has focused on making the County safer for its young people by increasing the intensity of the war on drugs, and by emphasizing drivers’ safety programs and safety belt usage, especially for the youthful driving population. Under his leadership, the School Resource Officer Program has expanded to eight (8) deputies serving in the high schools and middle schools of Putnam County.

Queens County

Address: 3010 Starr Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone: 718-707-2041; 917-559-1934

Population: 1,400,761

Area: 42 square miles

Career: Joseph Fucito is head of the Office of Sheriff of the City of New York, overseeing the civil and criminal law enforcement services provided to City and State courts, the New York City Department of Finance, other government agencies and the public. Joseph, who joined the Department as Deputy Sheriff in 1988 at 18, was the youngest in the Department’s history and in his tenure, has served under five administrations, beginning with Edward I. Koch.

Education & training: A native of the Morris Park Section of the Bronx, Joseph holds a BA in English from Queens College CUNY, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 236th Session. has held all uniform ranks in the agency: Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Undersheriff, and Undersheriff in Charge (his most recent position) as well as Acting Sheriff in 2010 and 2014. He has also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYS Department of Transportation.

Honors and Achievements: For all his efforts to support and enforce the legal processes of New York City and New York State Joseph has received numerous service citations, including the Sheriff’s WTC 911 Award.

Accomplishments & Affiliations: In his more than two decades with the Sheriff’s department, Joseph has made numerous arrests and executed court orders for a range of major cases in New York City. Among them was the arrest of disbarred attorney Kenneth Heller, who was eventually convicted of personal tax evasion hiding over $26 million in a Swiss Bank account. In 2005, Joseph arrested Roger Toussaint, former President of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, for violation of the New York State Taylor Law for perpetuating the 2005 NYC Transit Strike. Joseph established the H.R.A Family Court Unit within the Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to better recover child support.

Rensselaer County

Address: 4000 Main Street Troy, NY 12180

Phone: :(518) 266-1901

Website: http://www.rensco-sheriff.com/rensselaer-county-sheriff/home.aspx

County Seat: Troy, NY

Population: 159,429

Area: 665 square miles

Career: served as Rensselaer County Undersheriff for 12 years. Before that, Pat served for 28 years with the Troy Police Department, where he advanced from uniformed officer to Detective Sergeant to head of the Narcotics Bureau, a position he held for 8 years.

Personal: Pat is a Troy, NY native

Richmond County

Address: 210 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-488-2736 or 917-807-4273

Population: 1,400,761

Area: 42 square miles

Career: Joseph Fucito is head of the Office of Sheriff of the City of New York, overseeing the civil and criminal law enforcement services provided to City and State courts, the New York City Department of Finance, other government agencies and the public. Joseph, who joined the Department as Deputy Sheriff in 1988 at 18, was the youngest in the Department’s history and in his tenure, has served under five administrations, beginning with Edward I. Koch.

Education & training: A native of the Morris Park Section of the Bronx, Joseph holds a BA in English from Queens College CUNY, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 236th Session. has held all uniform ranks in the agency: Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Undersheriff, and Undersheriff in Charge (his most recent position) as well as Acting Sheriff in 2010 and 2014. He has also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYS Department of Transportation.

Honors and Affiliations: For all his efforts to support and enforce the legal processes of New York City and New York State Joseph has received numerous service citations, including the Sheriff’s WTC 911 Award.

Accomplishments & Affiliations: In his more than two decades with the Sheriff’s department, Joseph has made numerous arrests and executed court orders for a range of major cases in New York City. Among them was the arrest of disbarred attorney Kenneth Heller, who was eventually convicted of personal tax evasion hiding over $26 million in a Swiss Bank account. In 2005, Joseph arrested Roger Toussaint, former President of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, for violation of the New York State Taylor Law for perpetuating the 2005 NYC Transit Strike. Joseph established the H.R.A Family Court Unit within the Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to better recover child support.

Rockland County

Address: Mary Barbera, Undersheriff 55 New Hempstead Road New City, NY 10956

Phone: 845 638-5464

Website: http://www.rocklandcountysheriffoffice.com/

County Seat: New City, NY

Population: 311,687

Area: 199 square miles

Career: Sheriff Falco was elected in 2011. He has been with the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department since 1978. He began his Law Enforcement career as a Police Dispatcher/Clerk for the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department-Patrol Division. In January of 1980 he became a full-time Deputy Sheriff in the Civil Enforcement Division and subsequently moved on to the position of full-time Deputy Sheriff Patrol Division in December of 1980. He has risen through the ranks with his promotions to Detective, Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant, and Captain. In 2009, he was appointed Chief of the Police Division. The Sheriff’s Police division has various functions, which include: Uniform Patrol, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (B.C.I.) Fire Investigation Unit, Mounted Unit, Marine Unit, and the Reserve Force. Sheriff Falco has encouraged and promoted many specialized community programs such as TRIAD for seniors, Child C.A.R.E. Program, Juvenile Fire Setter Program, Sex Offender Watch, Silver Alert, and Operation Medicine Cabinet.

Education & training: Sheriff Falco holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Rockland Community College in addition to a bachelor’s degree in police science from SUNY Empire College. In 1998 he graduated the 194th session from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. In 2001 he attended the LEEDS (Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar) course for police chiefs conducted by the FBI in New Jersey. He is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Rockland.

Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Falco is currently a Committee member on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Rockland Community College. He is a member of many community-based organizations in Rockland County. He is on the Advisory Executive Board for the Hudson Valley Boy Scout Council and is also on the Board of Keep Rockland Beautiful, Rockland County Shields, and MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving). He volunteers his time for the various projects sponsored by these organizations. Sheriff Falco held the office of President of the Rockland County Sheriff’s Deputies Association, as well as President of the New York State Deputies Association. He has been named Chair of Zone 4 (Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties) Counter Terrorism by New York State Homeland Security, giving him responsibility for routing intelligence data from federal, state and local sources to law enforcement and intelligence centers within the zone.

Personal: Sheriff Falco is a lifelong resident of Rockland County, raised in Stony Point, and currently resides with his wife and two children in the Town of Orangetown.

Saratoga County

Address: 6010 County Farm Road Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Phone: 518 885-2450

Website: http://www.saratogacountysheriff.org/

County Seat: Ballston Spa, NY

Population: 219,607

Area: 844 square miles

Career: Sheriff Michael H. Zurlo (R,I) was born and raised in the City of Mechanicville where he began his law-enforcement career with the Mechanicville Police department before transferring to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Zurlo worked for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office for more than 30 years as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant and senior criminal investigator. Prior to becoming Sheriff of Saratoga County, Michael Zurlo served as the Town Justice of the Town of Stillwater. Sheriff Zurlo was elected to serve Saratoga County on November 5, 2013.

Schenectady County

Address: 320 Veeder Avenue Schenectady, NY 12307

Phone: 518 388-4300

County Seat: Schenectady, NY

Population: 154,727

Area: 210 square miles

Career: Sheriff Dagostino was elected Schenectady County Sheriff in November 2009. He has over twenty years experience in law enforcement. Prior to his election, he was a member of the Rotterdam Police Department. During his tenure with the Rotterdam Police Department he served in every facet of the department: patrol officer, investigator, patrol sergeant and lieutenant. At the time of his retirement from the Rotterdam Police Department he was the Detective Division Commanding Officer.

Education & training: Sheriff Dagostino graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. Sheriff Dagostino has received extensive law enforcement training throughout his career. He is a graduate of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy and has taken and attended numerous in-service training courses and seminars.

Personal: Sheriff Dominic Dagostino is a lifelong resident of Schenectady County.

Schoharie County

Address: 157 Depot Lane PO Box 689 Schoharie, NY 12157

Phone: 518 295-2266

Website: http://www.schohariecounty-ny.gov/CountyWebSite/Sheriff/sheriffhome.html

County Seat: Schoharie, NY

Population: 32,7459

Area: 626 square miles

Career: 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.

Personal: 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.

Schuyler County

Address: 106 Tenth Street Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Phone: 607 535-8222

Website: http://www.schuylercounty.us/182/Sheriff

County Seat: Watkins Glen, NY

Population: 18,343

Area: 331 square miles

Career: Sheriff William E. Yessman, Jr. began his law enforcement career in 1985, working in both the Schuyler County Jail and the Emergency Dispatch Center. After completing the basic police course at the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy, he was promoted to the Sheriff’s Road Patrol. In 1991, Sheriff Yessman was promoted to Sergeant and five years later promoted to Lieutenant. He became Sheriff Mike Maloney’s Undersheriff in 2001 and took on the additional responsibilities as Schuyler County STOP DWI Coordinator as well. He was elected Sheriff in 2006.

Education & training: Sheriff William Yessman has attended numerous law enforcement and corrections schools and earned his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. His commitment to education influenced his development as an instructor at the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy and various law enforcement conferences and seminars.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Yessman also serves as Law Enforcement Coordinator at the Watkins Glen International Racetrack, which draws over two hundred thousand spectators annually.

Seneca County

Address: 6150 State Route 96 Romulus, NY 14541

Phone: 315-220-3200

County Seat: Waterloo, NY

Population: 35,250

Area: 325 square miles

Career: Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce retired from the Waterloo Police Department the rank of Sergeant. Tim began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a deputy sheriff with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. He was promoted to Criminal Investigator in 1986. In 1989 he transferred to the Village Waterloo Police Department, where he was promoted to Sergeant in 1995. Since retiring in 2009, Tim has returned to the Seneca CSO to assisted special projects. Tim is a Seneca County native

St. Lawrence County

Address: 48 Court Street Canton, NY 13617

Phone: 315-379-2222

Website: http://st-lawrencecountysheriff.com/

County Seat: Canton, NY

Population: 111,944

Area: 2,821 square miles

Career: Sheriff Kevin Wells has been a member of the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office since 1984. He has held the rank of Deputy Sheriff Patrol Officer and Sergeant and has worked within the Criminal Division (DARE Officer) and in 1999 was selected as Undersheriff by Sheriff Gary Jarvis. Upon Sheriff Jarvis’ retirement (2007), Kevin Wells was elected by the people of St. Lawrence County to be their Sheriff.

Education & training: Sheriff Wells hold an Associate Degree from SUNY Canton (1981) and a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Utica-Rome (1983) both in Criminal Justice. The Sheriff is a certified Police Instructor and evaluator and has received hundreds of hours of training and specialized certifications throughout his career.

Personal: Sheriff Wells has two children and three grandchildren. He and his companion Mary B. Curran reside in Canton.

Sheriffs Office: St. Lawrence County completed construction of a new 164 bed County Correctional Facility in 2009. The Sheriff’s Office is a fully operational Sheriff’s Office with a Criminal Division that include a countywide Drug Task Force actively working in this International border county. The Sheriff’s Office holds accreditation status in both their Civil and Criminal Divisions with the opening of the new Correctional facility will be striving to meet all criteria for full accreditation status.

Steuben County

Address: 7007 Rumsey Street Ext. Bath, NY 14810

Phone: 607-622-3901

Website: http://www.steubencony.org/pages.asp?PGID=43

County Seat: Bath, NY

Population: 98,990

Area: 1,404 square miles

Personal: Steuben County Sheriff James Allard retired as a Lieutenant from the City of Corning Police Department in 2009, after serving for 21 years. He became Steuben County Undersheriff in 2013. He also was a session director for the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy at Corning Community College. He was elected Sheriff in 2016.

Suffolk County

Address: 100 Center Drive Riverhead, NY 11901

Phone: 631 852-2200

Website: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/sheriff/Home.aspx

County Seat: Riverhead, NY

Population: 1,493,350

Area: 2,373 square miles

Career: Sheriff Vincent DeMarco began his distinguished career as a Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff in 1994. Sheriff DeMarco was sworn into office on January 1, 2006, and became the first uniformed member of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office to be elected Sheriff.

Education & training: Sheriff DeMarco earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. John’s University in 1991.

Honors and Achievements: While serving as a Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff DeMarco was recognized for his commitment to law enforcement multiple times, including being honored for making the most arrests in a year.

Personal: Sheriff Vincent DeMarco is a lifelong resident of Suffolk County. He is married and the father of two children.

Sheriffs Office: The innovative use of technology has been a hallmark of Sheriff DeMarco’s tenure and the results have been impressive. Technological improvements and policy initiatives have made Suffolk County roadways safer, while saving the county’s taxpayers millions of dollars since he took office in 2006. Sheriff DeMarco has also made the rehabilitation of incarcerated youth a priority of his work and founded the Youth Re-entry Task Force in 2011. The youthful jail population has been cut by more than 75% since he began the initiative.

Sullivan County

Address: 4 Bushnell Avenue Monticello, NY 12701

Phone: 845 794-7100

Website: http://www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

County Seat: Monticello, NY

Population: 77,547

Area: 997 square miles

Career: Sheriff Michael A. Schiff began his first term as Sullivan County Sheriff on January 1st, 2006. Since 1988 Schiff has been a veteran of the New York State Police, having served as a K-9 handler and firearms instructor. Sheriff Schiff spent 22 years working as a trooper in the county and the last five as a trooper handling security at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan

Honors and Achievements: His experience includes the 1979 prison strike, the 1980 Winter Olympics, the St. Regis Mohawk Crises, several Woodstock reunions, the World Trade Center attack on 9/11 and the Republican National Convention in New York City.

Personal: His experience includes the 1979 prison strike, the 1980 Winter Olympics, the St. Regis Mohawk Crises, several Woodstock reunions, the World Trade Center attack on 9/11 and the Republican National Convention in New York City.

Tioga County

Address: 103 Corporate Drive Owego, NY 13827

Phone: 607 687-1010

Website: http://www.tiogacountysheriff.com/

County Seat: Owego, NY

Population: 51,125

Area: 523 square miles

Career: Sheriff Gary W. Howard, elected sheriff in 2004, began with the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office in 1977. Prior to being elected Sheriff in 2004, he served as a Corrections Officer; Road Patrol Deputy; Patrol Shift Supervisor; Criminal Investigator and Senior Investigator. Sheriff Howard is also an Army Veteran, having served three years in the U.S. Army, assigned as a Military Police Sergeant with the 287th MP Company at Check Point Charlie, Berlin, Germany

Honors and Achievements: He has attended the National Sheriffs’ Institute, and serves on the New York State e-Justice Advisory Board and is a member of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute Board of Directors

Tompkins County

Address: 779 Warren Road Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607 257-1345

Website: http://tompkinscountyny.gov/sheriff

County Seat: Ithaca, NY

Population: 101,564

Area: 476 square miles

Career: Sheriff Ken Lansing was elected to the office of Sheriff of Tompkins County in November, 2010. Prior to his election, Sheriff Lansing has served in law enforcement since 1979, 33 of them in the Cayuga Heights Police, from which he retired in 2007 as Chief of Police. For 20 years of his career at Cayuga, Sheriff Lansing also worked for other police departments on a part time basis, including the Dryden Police Department from 1975 to 1977 and the Trumansburg Police Department from 1977 to 1998.

Education & training: Sheriff Lansing is a graduate of Cortland State University. While there, he was involved with a special community service unit that he and two other graduates started.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Lansing spent 17 years of his police career teaching the D.A.R.E. program to fifth graders. He spent 13 years volunteering to work on the Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services board.

Personal: Originally from the Catskills, Ken Lansing came to Central New York in 1973. Has lived in Trumansburg with his wife Kim since 1975. They have four children, Sean, Denise, Jason, and Chad, and six grandchildren.

Ulster County

Address: 380 Boulevard Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845 340-3802

Website: http://ulstercountyny.gov/sheriff/

County Seat: Kingston, NY

Population: 182,493

Area: 1,161 square miles

Career: Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum, now in his third term, joined the Ulster County Sheriff's Office in June of 1976 and is the agency’s longest-serving member. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1987 and has served in every division including Patrol, Investigations, Corrections, Security, Civil, Training, Marine and S.C.U.B.A. Sheriff Van Blarcum supervised the opening of the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center in February 2007. The same year he formed the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT), the successful multi-agency, county-wide drug and gang task force. He presides over the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office continued participation in and leadership of the Ulster County Emergency Response Team, participation in the Ulster County Family Violence Unit, and his agency’s sustained campaign targeting child support violators.

Education & training: Sheriff Van Blarcum is a 2008 graduate of the National Sheriffs' Institute in Colorado and graduated from the FBI Academy in 2009. The Sheriff attended Empire State College and has completed numerous law enforcement and corrections training schools and courses.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Van Blarcum's background includes a 1998 tour of service for the United Nations International Police Task Force in war-torn Bosnia. That same year he was awarded the Ulster County Police Chiefs Award and the Pride of Ulster County Award. He is past President of the Ulster County Sheriff's Employees Association.

Personal: Having also served on the Onteora School Board and the Shandaken Town Council, Paul is a lifelong resident of Ulster County.

Warren County

Address: 1340 State Route 9 Lake George, NY 12845

Phone: 518 743-2500

Area: 940 square miles

Career: Sheriff Nathan “Bud” York has an extensive resume in law enforcement that began with the New York State Police in 1977. Eleven years later, he was promoted to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. During his storied career, he worked on over 200 child sexual abuse cases and investigated 75 homicides with 74 of those being closed by arrest. As a member of the State Police’s Major Crimes Task Force, Investigator York served as a liaison to the numerous police agencies in a ten county area. He has taught lead investigation desk management at major crime seminars, in addition to teaching at the New York State Police Academy. He was elected Sheriff in November of 2007 and now heads the full service Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff York was elected to his third term as sheriff in 2016 with almost 65% of the vote; he is currently serving his last term as sheriff as he plans to retire in 2020

Personal: The Sheriff is married and the proud father of 7 children, 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Washington County

Address: 399 Broadway Fort. Edward, NY 12828

Phone: 518 746-2475

County Seat: Fort Edward, NY

Population: 63,000

Area: 846 square miles

Position: Secretary

Career: Sheriff Murphy has served in law enforcement since 1983. During his tenure with the Hudson Falls Police Department, he served in every facet of the agency: Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, and as Deputy Chief of Police. Upon his retirement from the Hudson Falls Police Department, Sheriff Murphy was offered a position as Deputy Sheriff and Training Officer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as the Accreditation Program Manager for both the Hudson Falls Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Murphy has served in law enforcement since 1983. During his tenure with the Hudson Falls Police Department, he served in every facet of the agency: Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, and as Deputy Chief of Police. Upon his retirement from the Hudson Falls Police Department, Sheriff Murphy was offered a position as Deputy Sheriff and Training Officer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as the Accreditation Program Manager for both the Hudson Falls Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Personal: Sheriff Murphy is a proud lifelong resident of Washington County.

Wayne County

Address: 7368 Route 31 Lyons, NY 14489

Phone: 315-946-9711

Website: http://waynecosheriff.org/

Population: 95,000

Area: 621 square miles

Position: 1st Vice President

Career: Sheriff Barry Virts has worked in all aspects of the Wayne County Office of Sheriff. Starting as a Correction Officer in 1977 and transferring to the Road Patrol in 1978 as a Deputy Sheriff. Sheriff Virts was promoted to Sergeant in 1985, supervising the night patrols and investigated serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents as a member of the Crash Reconstruction Team. In 1988, Sheriff Virts was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Unit and was a hostage negotiator and polygraphist. In 1993, he was promoted to Lieutenant of Criminal Investigations in charge of all major felony crimes. His coordination, collaboration and assistance to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies was paramount in his assignment to a multi-jurisdiction and agency undercover drug and wiretap investigation with the New York State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigations and Drug Enforcement Agency. In 1999, Sheriff Virts was promoted to Chief Deputy as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Wayne County Jail Facility. Sheriff Virts administered a staff of over 100 correction officers, civilians and volunteers. His responsibilities included management of the jail operations, inmate control, personnel supervision, budget accountability, staff training, union contract negotiations, grievance proceedings and the coordination and collaboration with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and departments. In 2009, Barry Virts was elected Sheriff of Wayne County and in now in his second term as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Wayne County.

Education & training: B.S. Liberal Arts, Excelsior College, Albany, NY A.A.S. Criminal Justice, Erie Community College, Williamsville, NY.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Virts has received local honors and served on over thirteen Community & Advisory Boards including the WC Criminal Justice Council, WC Jail Advisory, Victim Resource Center, WC Diversity Task Force, WC Pretrial Youth and Adult Diversion, Council on Alcoholism & Other Addictions, WC Fire Chief’s Association, WC Housing Consortium, and more.

Personal: Sheriff Virts and his wife Sandy have a blended family of six adult children and ten beautiful grandchildren.

Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: The Wayne County Office of Sheriffs has a dedicated staff of 192 employees and a budget of over 18 million dollar budget.

Westchester County

Address: 1 Saw Mill River Pkwy Hawthorne, NY 10532

Phone: 914 864-7700

Website: http://publicsafety.westchestergov.com/

Population: 900,000

Career: Commissioner-Sheriff George N. Longworth began his law enforcement career with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety in 1981, taking a position as a special police officer on a summer seasonal basis. The following year, he was appointed from a civil service eligible list to a full-time position with the Dobbs Ferry Police Department. In his tenure with the department, Longworth amassed a wide variety of experience in all aspects of policing, from mediating neighborhood disputes to actively pursuing homicide, drug and counterterrorism investigations. Following ten years of patrol, investigative and supervisory experience, Commissioner Longworth was appointed to the Dobbs Ferry Police Department’s top post in 1992. Commissioner Longworth was elected as the President of the Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association in 2000. He also served on the Board of Directors for the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. Commissioner Longworth is currently active with numerous other professional organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the FBI National Academy Association. Following his retirement from the Dobbs Ferry Police Department, Commissioner Longworth established a successful legal practice where he represented a wide variety of clients including public safety personnel injured during the atrocities of 9/11. Commissioner-Sheriff George Longworth was appointed to the top post in Westchester County law enforcement by County Executive Robert P. Astorino on January 1, 2010.

Education & training: Commissioner-Sheriff Longworth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Mercy College in 1992. He then received a Juris Doctorate from Pace University in 2002, being admitted to the New York State and Connecticut bar associations and the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York shortly thereafter. Commissioner Longworth is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. A strong advocate of education, Longworth serves as an adjunct professor of criminal law and forensic science as his time allows.

Honors and Achievements: The State of New York subsequently chose Commissioner Longworth to be a member of its Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, in which he evaluated police agencies throughout New York as an assessment team leader. He has published professional law enforcement studies, as well as county-wide public safety critical-incident plans and also served as interim Village Administrator in Dobbs Ferry.

Personal: Commissioner-Sheriff Longworth enjoys road cycling, deep sea fishing, SCUBA diving and golf.

Wyoming County

Address: 151 N. Main Street Warsaw, NY 14569

Phone: 585 786-8989

Website: http://www.wyomingco.net/sherrif_dept/main.html

County Seat: Warsaw, NY

Population: 42,155

Area: 596 square miles

Career: Gregory J. Rudolph was appointed by Sheriff Heimann on August 31, 2009. Greg has been with the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office since 2001 and has held the ranks of Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff- Sergeant and Undersheriff. He started his law enforcement career at the Attica Police Department in 1997 and had a two year stint with the then Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Detention Enforcement Officer.

Education & training: Greg holds an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Genesee Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1994-1997 most of which was aboard the USS John F. Kennedy.

Honors and Achievements: In 2006, Greg was awarded the Law Enforcement Purple Heart by former Wyoming County Sheriff Farris Heimann. In 2007, Greg was honored by both the National Sheriffs' Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Association as "Deputy of the Year." At the National Sheriffs' Association ceremony he was also awarded the "Medal of Valor."

Personal: In 2006, Greg was awarded the Law Enforcement Purple Heart by former Wyoming County Sheriff Farris Heimann. In 2007, Greg was honored by both the National Sheriffs' Association and the New York State Sheriffs' Association as "Deputy of the Year." At the National Sheriffs' Association ceremony he was also awarded the "Medal of Valor."

Yates County

Address: Yates County Sheriff's Office 227 Main Street Penn Yan, NY 14527

Phone: 315.536.5172

County Seat: Penn Yan, NY

Population: 33,000

Area: 334 square miles

Career: Sheriff Ron Spike has been with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office since 1970. He grew up living in the Sheriff’s residence, attached to the old 1904 county jail as his father George was Sheriff from 1958 to 1981. Upon graduation from Monroe Community College in 1970 Ron was hired as a deputy sheriff and did road and marine patrol and was the first agency youth officer. In 1973, he was promoted to Detective. In 1982, he was promoted to Chief Deputy Sheriff where he supervised the law enforcement bureau and CID. He was first elected Sheriff for a term beginning January 1, 1992.

Education & training: Sheriff Spike has attended numerous training courses, including the 144th session of the FBI National Academy, the National Sheriffs’ Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NYSSA, FLLEA, DCJS, and the Rural Executive Institute. He is a graduate of the Pelletier County Government Institute at Cornell University.

Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Spike, certified Police Instructor holds a Governor's appointment as Chairman of the NYS Municipal Police Training Council and has been reappointed by each sitting Governor since 1997 and is the current Chairman. He also Chairs the Public Safety Committee for NYSAC. Sheriff Spike has been honored with several awards in his career and was the 1981 New York State Sheriffs’ Association’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year for saving a life in a house fire. He is active in the Yates County community with several agencies and boards. Sheriff Spike is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute. He was President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) in 2000 and continues as a Life Member. He represents NYSSA on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and is a member of the National Sheriffs’ Institute and Training Outreach, Global Policing Affairs, and Court Security, Civil and Correction committees.

Personal: Sheriff Spike is active in the Yates County community with several agencies and boards. He is a member of the United Methodist Church, and is Past President and current Secretary of the Penn Yan Lions Club where he has been honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow. He and Sue, his wife of 43 years, have three children and seven grandchildren.