File 25, Volume 441
March 11, 2022
Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the promotion of Captain Robert M. Richards (pictured) to the rank of Chief Deputy.
Chief Deputy Richards is a graduate of SUNY Canton with a Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement Leadership. He began as a Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputy in 2006, was promoted to Lieutenant in 2015 and to Captain in 2019.
During his career, Chief Deputy Richards has earned the following certifications: D.A.R.E. Instructor, Breath Test Operator, Field Training Officer, General Topics Instructor, Certified Car Seat Technician, EVOC Instructor and Marine Patrol. In addition, he is currently the Chairman for the NYS STOP-DWI Association.