Ontario County

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Phil Povero
Sheriff

Undersheriff

John Falbo

Address

74 Ontario Street Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone

585 394-4560

Website

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

Population

107,931

Area

662 square miles

County

Ontario

County Seat

Canandaigua, NY

Position

Sheriff

Career

Sheriff Povero began his service with the Ontario County Office of Sheriff in January 1972. He served as a Correction Officer, Emergency Communications Dispatcher, County Police Officer and Criminal Investigator. He began his first term as Sheriff in January 1991. He retired in December 2018 after 46 years of service in the Sheriff’s Office, 18 of those as Sheriff. In November 2021 he returned as Ontario County Sheriff, by judicial appointment, to fill a vacancy created by the resignations of both the then-Sheriff and then-Undersheriff.

Education / Training

Sheriff Povero is a Graduate of the Finger Lakes Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Honors and affiliations

Sheriff Povero has served on the Municipal Police Training Council, as Chair of the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Training Academy and as Board President of the Partnership for Ontario County. Additionally, he is a Past President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association and Past Secretary and current Board Member of the NYS Sheriffs’ Institute. In 2017 he was presented with NYSSA’s Grover Cleveland Award, in recognition of his distinguished law-enforcement career.

Personal

Sheriff Povero is married and has two adult children and three grandchildren.