Philip C. Povero
David C. Tillman
74 Ontario Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
662 square miles
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.