Essex County

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David Reynolds


Thomas Murphy


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






1,916 square miles



County Seat

Elizabethtown, NY


Deputy Sheriff, 1999-2005
- Hired provisionally by then Sheriff Henry Hommes. Once a permanent appointment, David attended the Zone 9 Police Academy in Plattsburgh, receiving the academic achievement award for his session. Served as a School Resource Officer(SRO) and DARE Educator in county schools.

Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant, 2005-2009
- Responsible for a shift of deputy sheriffs on the road and correction officers within the jail.

Chief Deputy/Major, 2009-Present
-Responsible for the day to day operations of the road patrol and civil functions of the Sheriff's Office.

Education / Training

FBI National Academy Graduate
-David had the privilege of being nominated by Sheriff and the FBI to attend the 263rd Session of the National FBI Academy. He was the first from the Essex County Sheriff's Office to attend. The National Academy is a 10-week leadership program held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Grant writer for the Sheriff's Office
-Wrote numerous grants aimed at securing funds for child safety seats, in-car camera systems, body cameras for deputies, staff development, vehicle locators, internet capability for all patrol cars.
-Working with Mental Health professionals, he secured a grant for a Crisis Intervention Team; training officers to effectively deal with community members suffering from mental illness in an effort to divert them from jail and into an appropriate treatment environment.

Regional Coordinator for the Field Intelligence Officer Program:
-Point of contact for the NYS Intelligence Center, ensuring all county agencies recieve and send the proper information.
-Coordinates and conducts drills for Operation Safeguard (See something, Say something) throughout the county.

He is the Sheriff's Office representative for a number of communities, task forces and organizations:
-Essex County Herion Opiod Coalition (ECHO)Animal Cruelty Task Force
-DEA Drug Task Force andEssex County Drug Task Force
-Task Force Against Domestic Violence
-Overdose Mapping Project