Monroe County

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Patrick M. O’Flynn


Drew Forsythe


130 Plymouth Ave. So.Rochester, NY 14614


585 753-4522





721 square miles




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.


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.