Address: Court House, Albany, NY 12207
County Seat: Albany, NY
Area: 533 square miles
Career: Craig Apple became Sheriff of Albany County in 2011. He has served in the Albany County Sheriff’s Office since 1987. Beginning as a Correction Officer, he became a Deputy Sheriff in 1989, an Investigator in 1991, a Sergeant in 1993 and a Lieutenant in 1995 when he supervised the Criminal Investigations Unit. In 1997, he was promoted to Patrol Commander and had oversight of a Patrol Division that covered approximately 375 square miles. In 1999 he was promoted to Chief Deputy Field Commander. In that role he was Commanding Officer in charge of the Law Enforcement Division and had oversight of the County Correctional Facility. In 2009, he became Undersheriff, the commanding officer in charge of all Sheriff’s operations with oversight of 720 employees and a $80 million operating budget.
Education & training: Sheriff Apple holds a master of science in Public Administration and a bachelor of science in Public Administration. He holds certifications from the New York State Law Enforcement Institute at John Jay Criminal College, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the United States Department of Justice FBI National Academy, and the New York State Corrections Academy.
Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Apple received the Law and Order award from New York State Attorney General Dennis Vacco. He received the American Legion Police Officer of the Year Award and the Blanchard American Legion Post Fireman of the Year award. He received a commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice for going above and beyond the call of duty as a Police Officer. Sheriff Apple serves on the executive board of both the United Way and the Albany Boys and Girls Club. He has been a member of the Selkirk Fire Department. He is also a member of the International Association of Chief’s of Police and the International Counter Terrorism Officers Association.
Personal: Sheriff Apple is a lifelong resident of Albany County who currently resides in the Town of Colonie with his three sons.
Address: 3030 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: 718-993-3880 or 718-993-3116
Area: 42 square miles
County: Broome County Sheriff
Address: 155 Lt. Van Winkle Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
County Seat: Binghamton, NY
Area: 850 square miles
Address: 301 Court Street, Little Valley, New York 14755
County Seat: Little Valley, NY
Area: 1,310 square miles
Position: Committee Member
Career: Sheriff Whitcomb became the Sheriff on August 18th, 2009. Sheriff Whitcomb was elected in November 2009 to a full four-year term, commencing January 1, 2010. Since 1997 he has been in law enforcement, including 7 years working major crimes in the Criminal Investigation Bureau. It was in this role that he was recognized as the Blue and Gold Officer of the Year in October 2000.
Education & training: Sheriff Whitcomb possesses a Masters degree in Counseling Education from St. Bonaventure University and is a certified police instructor in the areas of Interview and Interrogation, Basic and Advanced Juvenile Officer Training, the Investigation of Sex Crimes, and the Law Enforcement Response to School Violence. Sheriff Whitcomb is a graduate of the 206th Session of the FBI’s National Academy and his specialized training includes Crisis Negotiation with the Los Angeles Police Department, Death Scene Management with the FBI, and a Sex Offense Seminar with the New York State Police. He has also recently been certified as a SWAT Team fitness specialist.
Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Whitcomb also is a Past President of the State of New York Police Juvenile Officer Association.
Personal: Sheriff Whitcomb is an active instructor for NYSDCJS and a private consultant for educational seminars on Post traumatic Stress Disorder and Law Enforcement Suicide.
Address: 7445 County House Rd., Auburn, NY 13021
County Seat: Auburn, NY
Area: 864 square miles
Career: Deputy Sheriff, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, 1997 – 2003 -General Law enforcement duties, Initial responder to all calls for service. - Primarily responsible for traffic and DWI enforcement Detective/Investigator, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, 2003 – 2015 -Lead investigations of felony level crimes, was primarily responsible to conduct follow-up investigations of domestic violence cases and assisted patrol division with criminal investigations as needed Detective Lieutenant, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, 2015 – Present - Duties included supervising detectives and detective sergeant’s daily activities, supervising all felony investigations, review all domestic violence cases investigated by the Sheriff’s Office
Education & training: • Union Springs High School • Central New York Police Academy • Syracuse University – Cayuga County Leadership Program Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs • Columbia Southern University, A.A.S. Criminal Justice • Columbia Southern University, B.S. Criminal Justice Administration
Honors and Achievements: LAW ENFORCEMENT RELATED ASSOCIATIONS • Cayuga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Association – Past President • Cayuga County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association – Past President • Cayuga County Sheriff’s Child Passenger Safety Program – Former Administrator • Cayuga County Sheriff's SWAT Team - Past member and former Team Leader
Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT • H.E.A.L. (Heroin Epidemic Action League) board member • Cayuga County Drug Free Coalition member • Cayuga County Domestic Violence Coalition member • Cayuga Seneca Action Agency board member • Cayuga County Community Services Substance Abuse Sub Committee Chair And numerous other community organizations that support the mission of the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office.
Accomplishments & Affiliations: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT • H.E.A.L. (Heroin Epidemic Action League) Board Member 2016 – present • Cayuga County Drug Free Community Coalition - member • Cayuga County United Way Campaign - 2011 • Town of Springport Comprehensive Plan Visioning Committee Co-Chair 2009 – 2011 • Yearly Shop With a Cop Program 2015 - 2017 • Tomato Fest Food Drive 2016 and 2017 • Cayuga County Domestic Violence Coalition • Boy Scouts – Pack 54 Cayuga • Cayuga CCYO Basketball Youth Coach • Recipient Central NY Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Commendation – 2009 • Recipient of multiple Letters of Commendation while serving the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office
Address: 15 E. Chautauqua St. Box 128, Mayville, NY 14757
County Seat: Mayville, NY
Area: 1,500 square miles
Position: 2nd Vice President
Career: 30 years in Law Enforcement with Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, nearly half in supervisory capacity, Lieutenant (retired). Training and supervision experience includes: Training in drug prevention, recognition, and experience working alongside those afflicted, New York State Crisis Intervention Team Training Consultant and Instructor, The Impact of High Stress Events Training Course, DCJS, Trauma Resources & Unified Management Assistance Training, DCJS, Initial Incident Command Course, ICS 210, FEMA & FBI National Academy, Incident Command System National training Curriculum, I-300, Incident Command Level 200, Chautauqua County Emergency Services, Course in Police Supervision, DCJS Instructor Certifications: Blue Courage Instructor Certification, Mental Health Instructor, Police Field Training Officer, Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Program, DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor, PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Training, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, NYS Fundamental Crisis Skills for Law Enforcement Consultant and Instructor
Education & training: • Associate of Applied Science in Social Sciences, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, New York • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York • Master of Science in Administration of Justice, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania • Graduate, FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia
Address: 279 County Road 46, Norwich, NY 13815
County Seat: Norwich, NY
Area: 900 square miles
Position: Committee Chairman
Career: Sheriff Cutting began his career with the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 1987. He has risen through the ranks in the office, holding the positions of Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Jail Administrator and Undersheriff. Sheriff Cutting was appointed to the position of Sheriff in June 2009 upon the retirement of former Sheriff Thomas Loughren. He was elected to a full four-year term in November 2009.
Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Cutting has received numerous awards, notably the NYS Deputy Sheriff’s “Officer of the Year Award” for disarming an emotionally disturbed man committing an armed robbery in a restaurant in Chenango County.
Sheriffs Office Accreditations: Chenango County has a professional, modern, full-service Sheriff’s Office, and the law enforcement, jail, 911 and civil divisions have all been accredited.
Address: 25 McCarthy Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
County Seat: Plattsburgh, NY
Area: 1,118 square miles
Career: Sheriff Favro retired from the Plattsburgh City Police Department, after 20 years of service, in 2002 as a Detective. His last 13 years with the police department were spent in the Juvenile Division working with many schools, organizations, families and youth in Clinton County. After being elected Sheriff in November 2002, he sought out Jerry P. Maggy, a 30-year veteran of State Corrections, to be his Undersheriff. Sheriff Favro is credited with starting the D.A.R.E Program for the City of Plattsburgh in 1990, and with assisting the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office with the start of their program.
Education & training: Sheriff Favro attended the Mount Assumption Institute. He received his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Clinton Community College and his Bachelor’s Degree in Community/Human Service from Empire State University.
Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Favro received several community and state acknowledgments, such as Juvenile Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year. He is a past President of the State of New York Police Juvenile Officers’ Association. He has served on the Clinton Community College Board of Trustees and is a past board member of Plattsburgh YMCA. Sheriff Favro is co-founder, director and seven-year coach of Plattsburgh PAL Football and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 999.
Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has undergone many changes, including construction of a major addition to the local jail with 160 new beds, program space, training rooms, and a kitchen. This 23 million dollar project was completed in 2006.
Address: Public Safety Facility, 85 Industrial Tract, Hudson, NY 12534
County Seat: Hudson, NY
Area: 648 square miles
Career: Sheriff Krapf worked as a Security Supervisor at Glacier National Park in Montana before joining the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy in 1998. In his 24 years with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, he has held the positions of Sergeant, Station Commander, Senior Sergeant and First Sergeant in charge of the Security Services Division. Sheriff Krapf was the first Deputy assigned to Columbia Greene Community College after the attack at Virginia Tech, where he worked proactively with students and staff to ensure a safe environment. While in this role, he declined an opportunity for promotion, instead choosing to stay on at Columbia-Greene to see his plans for strengthened security fully executed. Sheriff Krapf served in many other capacities within the Sheriff's Office, working with the Columbia County Drug Task force, Marine Patrol, Evidence Collection/Accident Reconstruction Team, Technical Rope Rescue Response Team, the Ebola Task Force and the SWAT/Shared Services Response Team, where he achieved the rank of Commander.
Honors and Affiliations: Throughout Sheriff Krapf's career with the CCSO, he received over one hundred certifications, including WMD Tactical Response, Field Training Officer, Total Station Scene Reconstruction, and Tactical Team Leader school certification. Some of the numerous citations he received include recognitions for life saving, exceptional duty, and meritorious service.
Personal: Born and raised in Hudson, NY, Sheriff Donald J. Krapf graduated from Hudson High School and pursued his secondary education at Columbia-Greene Community College. Sheriff Krapf is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with his family and their many pets. He is a member of Glencadia Rod & Gun Club, the Federation of Polish Sportsmen, Hudson Elks Lodge, and IRPMC Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. He is actively engaged in the community, assisting with non-profit fundraising efforts and public-interest projects.
Address: 54 Greenbush Street, Cortland, NY 13045
County Seat: Cortland, NY
Area: 502 square miles
Position: Committee Member
Career: Retired from the CCSO in 2013 and became the Village of Homer Police Chief. He was elected Sheriff, which he started in January 2016. The 25-year Cortland Sheriff's Office veteran has been in law enforcement since 1987.
Education & training: Retired from the CCSO in 2013 and became the Village of Homer Police Chief. He was elected Sheriff, which he started in January 2016. The 25-year Cortland Sheriff's Office veteran has been in law enforcement since 1987.
Personal: Mark lives in the Town of Scott with his wife Patricia and has a grown daughter attending college.
Address: 280 Phoebe Lane, Suite 1, Delhi, NY 13753
County Seat: Delhi, NY
Area: 1,468 square miles
Position: 1st Vice President
Career: Sheriff Craig DuMond is a life-long resident of the Delaware County Town of Masonville. Upon graduating from Sidney High School, he initiated his law enforcement career as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army as was stationed in Germany as well as the States of Alabama and Maryland. After being honorably discharged from military service, Sheriff DuMond returned home and became employed as a Correctional Officer by the NYS Division for Youth as well as a Police Officer for the Village of Walton. Over the next 22 years he ascended through the ranks with NYS DFY, and ultimately served as a Juvenile Correctional Facility Director; all while continuing to serve as a Police Officer for the Village of Walton. In 2006, Sheriff DuMond was elected Supervisor for the Town of Masonville where he also served as a Legislator on the Delaware County Board of Supervisors and Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. In 2012 he was appointed Undersheriff by Sheriff Tom Mills and was became directly responsible for the executive oversight and supervision of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office to include the Law Enforcement, Criminal investigations, Civil Enforcement and Jail Operation Divisions accordingly. In 2017, he became acting Sheriff and was subsequently elected Sheriff of Delaware County in 2018. During the election, Sheriff DuMond was endorsed by both major political parties; a distinction for which he is proud as he believes the Office of Sheriff should never be politicized. During his tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff DuMond has been responsible for the creation of the K9 Division, Mounted Equine Division, School Resource Officer Program and Special Response Team. He is the Chairman of the Delaware County Drug Task Force and an active member of the New York State and National Sheriff’s Associations; serving on various committees in both organizations. Entering his 32nd year in law enforcement, Sheriff DuMond has furthered his education at SUNY Empire State College as well as completed numerous law enforcement and executive-level training programs; to include graduating from the 115th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute Executive Development Program as well as the NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations Executive Management Development Program. Further, prior to being elected, Sheriff DuMond was selected to attend the 272nd Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, however, declined the nomination due to his newly assumed duties as Sheriff of Delaware County. Sheriff DuMond and his wife, Karleen, have (4) sons; two serving in the United States Armed Forces and (2) currently attending school.
Address: 150 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
County Seat: Poughkeepsie, NY
Area: 825 square miles
Career: Acting Sheriff Imperati is a lifelong resident of Dutchess County and a 29-year veteran of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, where he directed numerous initiatives in proactive policing to protect the residents of Dutchess County, including the Field Intelligence Group, Hudson Valley Safe Streets Gang Task Force, Child Advocacy Investigative Unit, Sex Offense Registry program, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Imperati worked his way up from being a DARE Instructor (1995) to DARE Coordinator (1998); from Training Director for the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office (2000) to Detective (2004) and then to Undersheriff in 2007.
Education & training: He graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Besides his work in the Sheriff's Office, he is a board member of the Hospice Foundation and the Ryan McElroy Children's Cancer Foundation. Also, for 45 years, he has been a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, where he is also a trustee.
Personal: Kirk Imperati became Acting Dutchess County Sheriff in late September 2021 upon the death of his longtime friend and mentor, Sheriff Adrian H. "Butch" Anderson. Imperati served as Sheriff Anderson’s Undersheriff for 15 years prior to assuming the role of Acting Sheriff.
Address: 10 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202
County Seat: Buffalo, NY
Area: 1,227 square miles
Career: Sheriff John C. Garcia was sworn in as the 54th Sheriff of Erie County in January 2022. John started his career with the Buffalo Police Department as a patrolman and retired after 25 years of service as a Detective with the Homicide Squad. During his tenure at the Buffalo PD he served as the Commander of the Crisis Management Unit, where he supervised a team of highly trained hostage negotiators. He also served as a Detective in D-District with the Homicide Squad and the Narcotic, Intelligence, and Vice Enforcement Bureau.
Education & training: Sheriff Garcia is a 1987 graduate of SUNY College at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He completed the NYS DCJS Police Officer and Advanced Negotiating training courses, as well as NYS Association of Hostage Negotiators’ courses. He is also a graduate of the FBI’s training academy and earned FBI Crisis Negotiations certifications.
Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Garcia is a former board member of the Erie County Mental Health Association, Vice President of the New York Association of Hostage Negotiators, and the WNY Law Enforcement Helpline. He has been recognized and awarded with the: • Butler Award for Heroism, the highest award in Buffalo Police Department; • Badge of Honor Association Award; • Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation Community Service Award; • NY/NJ Organized Crime & Drug Enforcement Task Force Award (twice); • New York Association of Hostage Negotiators Bravery Award; • Buffalo Police PBA Officer of the Month (four times); • Buffalo Mayor’s Award (four times)
Personal: Sheriff Garcia emigrated to the U.S. from Spain when he was three years old. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Grand Island; he has three daughters.
Address: PO Box 68, 7802 Stowersville Road, Lewis, NY 12950
County Seat: Elizabethtown, NY
Area: 1,916 square miles
Career: 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
Address: 45 Bare Hill Road Malone, NY 12953
Phone: 518 483-3304
Area: 1,774 square miles
Address: 2712 State Highway 29 Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: 518 736-2100
Area: 533 square miles
Career: Stepped down after serving over 18 years on the bench to run for Sheriff. Governor Pataki appointed Rich Fulton County Judge in 1996. Before that, from 1991 to 1996, Rich served as Fulton County District Attorney. Early in his career, When he was in college and law school, Rich worked some summers for the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.
Education & training: Attended Siena University and Albany Law School, following graduation he became as a assistant district attorney in Nassau County. He later returned to Fulton County in 1986 as an assistant district attorney.
Personal: Rich has been a Part-Time Instructor of Criminal Law & Constitutional law at the Fulton Montgomery Community College since 1986. He has been an active firefighter with the Mayfield Fire Department for 18 years.
County: Genesee County Sheriff
Address: 165 Park Road Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: 585 345-3000
Area: 501 square miles
Career: Sheriff William Sheron, Jr. was first elected Sheriff of Genesee County in 2016. He started his law enforcement career in 1977 with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. He moved quickly through the ranks, serving as a dispatcher, a Deputy for the jail and a Deputy for the road patrol. In 1984, he became the youngest Sergeant in Genesee County history, he was 26. He later was promoted to Investigator and then Chief Deputy, before becoming Undersheriff in 1996.
Education & training: Sheriff Sheron holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy, the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and numerous law enforcement and corrections training courses.
Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Sheron served on the board of the Mental Health Association of Genesee and Orleans Counties. He is a past president of the FBI National Academy Associates New York State/Eastern Canada Chapter and a past Vice President of the Genesee County Alcohol Substance Abuse.
Personal: Sheriff Sheron and his wife, Shari, reside in Batavia. He is the father of two children, three step children and six grandchildren.
Address: South Shore Road Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Phone: 518 548-3113
Area: 1800 square miles
Career: Sheriff Karl G. Abrams was elected Sheriff of Hamilton County in 2009, and commenced his first term of office on January 1, 2010. Sheriff Abrams started his law enforcement career in June of 1992. He was hired as a Navigational Officer to patrol the numerous lakes in the southern portion of Hamilton County. In the fall of 1992, he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff and was assigned to County court security and inmate transports. In January 1993 he attended the Zone 9 Police Academy in Plattsburgh, NY. After graduating from the academy he was assigned to the road patrol.
Education & training: He holds an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Mohawk Valley Community College. He has attended numerous in-service training courses, including the Sheriff's Association Civil School.
Honors and Affiliations: In 1997, upon the retirement of the Undersheriff, he was promoted to Lieutenant and Undersheriff. He currently holds numerous dive certificates and still is the diver for the Sheriff's Office. He still patrols, handles complaints and conducts accident investigations.
Address: 320 N.Main Street Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: 315 867-1167
Address: 210 Joralemon Street, 9th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-488-2736 or 917-807-4273
Address: 5252 Outer Stowe Street Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: 315 376-3511
County Seat: Lowville, NY
Area: 1,290 square miles
Career: Early in his career, Sheriff Carpinelli served as Police Officer for the Town of Lloyd Police Department, the Town of New Paltz Police Department, and the Town of Ulster Police Department. From 1992 to 2006, he served at Police Officer for the Rochester City Police Department. In 2006, Sheriff Carpinelli retired and moved to Lewis County. Shortly after relocating, he was hired to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff L. Michael Tabolt to serve as a part-time Deputy Road Patrol and Parks & Recreation Deputy.
Education & training: Sheriff Carpinelli majored in Criminal Justice at Ulster County Community College. He attended the Kingston Police Academy MPTC school in 1985. He has completed extensive specialized training, including Instructor Certification through the FBI, and the FBI Pursuit and Evasive Driving School. He is a Certified FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor; Certified in Accident Reconstruction by NYS Police; and certified and continues to execute Tactical Warrant Entries. He also attended and completed the National Sheriffs’ Academy.
Personal: Sheriff Carpinelli moved to Lewis County permanently in 2006 with his wife Vickie to raise their daughter, Nicolette.
Address: 4 Court Street Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: 585 243-7100
Area: 638 square miles
Position: Committee Member
Career: Sheriff Dougherty began his law enforcement career in 2005 as Deputy Sheriff on the Road Patrol for the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. In the years between 2006 and 2010 he led the Livingston County Sheriff's Office in arrests. He became well known for his drug interdiction efforts on Interstate 390 with numerous felony drug arrests. In 2010, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Deputy and promoted to Investigator within the division in January of 2011. In his years with the Criminal Investigations Division he again led in arrests and was well known for being a proactive, hardworking Investigator. In December of 2012 he announced his intentions to run for Livingston County Sheriff and following a hard fought campaign, in November of 2013 he was elected the 50th Sheriff of Livingston County. As Sheriff, he continues to find ways to make the Livingston County Sheriff's Office efficient, effective and innovative. Sheriff Dougherty is very active in the community. He is a member of Geneseo Kiwanis and serves on their Board of Directors. He and his family are members of St. Mary's Church in Geneseo, NY. He is also a well known proponent and volunteer for the annual Cops for Kids Day that the Sheriff's Office Road Patrol brought back in 2010 to build trust with the youth. Sheriff Dougherty was elected following the retirement of Sheriff John York, who served as Livingston County Sheriff for 24 years before retiring
Education & training: Sheriff Thomas Dougherty is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In addition he holds several years of private sector business experience.
Sheriffs Office Accomplishments: The Livingston County Sheriff's Office was the first Sheriff's Office in the State of New York to have gained accreditation for every division of the agency. The Sheriff's Office has maintained accreditation status in every division through the reaccreditation process thereafter. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is a full service agency and is comprised of a Civil Division, Jail Division, Road Patrol Division, Communications (911) Division, Court Security Division, Criminal Investigations Division and Records Division, totaling 209 members at full staff.
Address: North Court St, PO Box 16 Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: 315 366-2318
County Seat: Wampsville, NY
Area: 662 square miles
Career: Sheriff Hood became the Madison County Sheriff in January 2018 and as Sheriff, he commands a work force of 160+ members consisting of Corrections Officers, Road Patrol Deputies, Civil Division, Pistol Permit Division, Children’s Advocacy Center and oversees a 9.5 million dollar budget. Sheriff Hood began his career with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer and graduated from the Mohawk Valley Police Academy in 1991. From there he worked as patrolman at NYS Parks Police, Village of Clinton, and Town of Kirkland until 1993 when he became a patrolman with the Syracuse Police Department. While at Syracuse PD, Sheriff Hood was a Detective with the Gang Task Force, S.W.A.T. Supervisor/Team Leader, FirearmsInstructor and was deputized to the US Marshal NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. He retired after 22 years with the Syracuse Police Department and then went to work with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office as an Investigator for Criminal Investigations/Homicides.
Education & training: Sheriff Todd Hood was born in Oneida, NY and has been a Madison County resident his entire life. Sheriff Hood attended Oneida City Schools graduating in 1987. He went on to attend Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and played Division II football.
Personal: Sheriff Hood is married to his lovely wife, Kelly, and they have three children Matthew, Joshua and Anna.
Address: 130 Plymouth Ave. So. Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585 753-4522
Area: 721 square miles
Career: Todd Baxter became Sheriff of Monroe County in 2018. Sheriff Baxter served in the Rochester Police Department for 23 years, where he achieved the rank of captain and served as SWAT Team Commander. Since retiring, he has served as the City of Greece Chief of Police and as the Executive Director of Veterans Outreach Center. Mr. Baxter was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army.
County: New York
Address: Judd Road Oriskany, NY 13424
Phone: 315 765-2200
County Seat: Utica, NY
Area: 1,213 square miles
Position: Committee Member
Career: At the age of 18, Sheriff Maciol joined the New York Mills Volunteer Fire Department and today is an active lifetime member. At the age of 20, Sheriff Maciol was appointed as a patrolman to the New York Mills Police Department. Three years later, he transferred to the Whitesboro Police Department, where he served as a police officer for 21 years, prior to taking office as Oneida County Sheriff on January 1, 2011. During his police career, Sheriff Maciol was trained and certified in numerous areas of law enforcement. He also served as a D.A.R.E. Officer for six years within the Whitesboro Central School District. To this day, Sheriff Maciol is honored to have received several awards throughout his police career. Since 2011, Sheriff Maciol has implemented many cost saving and efficient practices. Sheriff Maciol saved over 3 million dollars in tax payers’ money in his first year in office. The Sheriff has attended training and conferences throughout New York State through the New York State Sheriff’s Association and nationally through the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Sheriff Maciol is a 2014 graduate of the 106th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute “Executive Level Management Training” held in Aurora, Colorado. Sheriff Maciol returned the Sheriff’s Office as members of the Oneida County Drug Task Force, the NYS Operation IMPACT program, participated in the GIVE (Gun Involved Violence Elimination) Initiative, and helped create the Oneida County Burglary Task Force. The Sheriff is also currently serving 7 schools within the county with School Resource Officers. Sheriff Maciol has always focused his law enforcement attention and resources on the victims of violence and crimes. Whether it be victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, elder abuse, or animal abuse, their needs have always come first.
Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Maciol was, and continues to be, an active community member. He made local history by becoming the youngest Mayor of the Village of New York Mills, proudly serving his community in this position from 2000 to December 31, 2010. Sheriff Maciol also served a two-year term on the New York Mills School Board of Education. Sheriff Maciol is also a member of the Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition, YWCA Domestic Violence Coalition, the Oneida County Magistrates Association, the NYS Sheriff’s Association serving on its board as Secretary, the National Sheriff’s Association, the Central NY Chiefs of Police Association, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the NAACP, the NY Farm Bureau, Sons of the American Legion Post 1376, Polish League of American Veterans (honorary), Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, as well as the New York Mills and Oneida County Historical Societies.
Personal: Sheriff Maciol is a lifelong Oneida County resident, having been born, raised and educated in New York Mills, New York, where he currently resides with his family.
Address: 110 Wells Farm Road Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: 845 291-4033
County Seat: Goshen, NY
Area: 839 square miles
County: Oswego County Sheriff
Address: 39 Churchill Road Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315 349-3307
County Seat: Oswego, NY
Area: 1,312 square miles
Career: I began my law enforcement career as a Corrections Officer with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department in 1987. Subsequently, I completed a 20-year career with the Syracuse Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and finally a Detective Sergeant. During that time, I was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau for 15 years where I coordinated Major Crimes. I supervised over 70 Detectives investigating felony cases, involving over 200 homicide investigations, sexual assaults, robberies, and countless shootings. I coordinated with the Patrol Division, as well as outside agencies. In addition, from 1994 until 2002, I was a SWAT Team Supervisor, responsible for training and tactical operations. Upon my retirement from the Syracuse Police Department in 2008, I accepted a position with the NY/NJ HIDTA as a Federal Drug Intelligence Officer. I was assigned to the Northern NY District DEA Task Force. My responsibilities included the dissemination of drug intelligence to all upstate NY law enforcement agencies. In 2010, I accepted a Cold Case Homicide Investigator position with the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office. I was promoted to the rank of Senior Investigator in 2016 and appointed to supervise investigators assigned to the Homicide Bureau. I am Force Science Certified and assigned to all county-wide officer involved shooting investigations.
Personal: I am a lifelong resident of the Town of Hastings, and a graduate of P.V. Moore High School. I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Justice from S.U.N.Y. Oswego. My wife, Staci, and I have been married for 32 years and she works in the Central Square School District. We have five children: a teacher, police officer, paralegal, Army Sergeant, and our youngest is a Junior in college. Giving back to my community has always been a personal mission of mine. Over the years I have served my community through countless volunteer programs such as CYSL Youth Soccer, Caughdenoy Boy Scouts, and Grace Covenant Church Youth Program. In addition, I managed several premiere NYSW soccer teams.
Address: 172 Co. Hwy. 33 West, PO Box 326 Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607 547-4271
County Seat: Cooperstown, NY
Area: 1,003 square miles
Career: Sheriff Richard J. Devlin was elected to his first term as Otsego County Sheriff in 2006. Sheriff Devlin began his law enforcement career serving with the United States Army Military Police Corps. 61st MP Co. in Hanau, West Germany. After his discharge from the military, he was offered a position with the City of Oneonta Police Department where he was a patrolman for 4 years before transferring to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Devlin joined the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 and has held the positions of Deputy Sheriff, Investigator and Sergeant.
Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Devlin is an Eagle Scout recipient and is very active with the Boy Scouts organization, serving as an advisor for the Sheriff’s Office and local Fire Department explorer posts. He has been a volunteer firefighter with the Milford Fire Department for over 29 years and has served as its Fire Chief for the past 10 years.
Personal: Sheriff Devlin resides in Milford with his wife Laurie and 2 of their three children.
Address: Three County Center Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: 845 225-4300
County Seat: Carmel, NY
Area: 246 square miles
Career: Sheriff McConville’s background includes 30 years of service with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department (MTAPD), moving up the ranks as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Detective, Executive Officer, Captain, First Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Department, becoming the first member from the Agency to be appointed Chief. During his tenure as Chief, Sheriff McConville created the Interagency Counter Terrorism Team, worked with the FBI and members of the Joint Terrorist Task Force (JTTF) to ensure commuters were safe and created a fifty-member K9 Unit. Sheriff McConville was in New York City and experienced firsthand the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001, assisting in the MTAPD response to the terrorist acts and developing strategies and deployment plans to maintain safety and security for the commuting public. He was serving as Chief during the London and Madrid bombings of those cities’ commuter transport systems, and managed the resulting heightened security concerns at the MTA. He also was also responsible for implementing plans and responses in incident reduction and management and was a member of the Governor’s Homeland Security Team.
Education & training: Sheriff McConville has his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Marist College, and currently serves as a consultant to the college’s Criminal Justice Curriculum Advisory Board. He has attended numerous DCJS sponsored Executive Training Seminars, and the NYSP Hank Williams Homicide Seminar.
Personal: Sheriff McConville is a lifelong resident of Putnam County. He is married to Janice, they have three children and they are also proud grandparents.
Accomplishments & Affiliations: Sheriff McConville is a lifelong member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, the NYS Fraternal Order of Police, Stephen P. Driscoll Lodge #704, and the Hudson Valley 10-13 Association. He received numerous awards during his service with the MTAPD.
Address: 3010 Starr Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718-707-2041; 917-559-1934
Area: 42 square miles
Address: 4000 Main Street Troy, NY 12180
Phone: :(518) 266-1901
County Seat: Troy, NY
Area: 665 square miles
Career: served as Rensselaer County Undersheriff for 12 years. Before that, Pat served for 28 years with the Troy Police Department, where he advanced from uniformed officer to Detective Sergeant to head of the Narcotics Bureau, a position he held for 8 years.
Personal: Pat is a Troy, NY native
Address: 210 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-488-2736 or 917-807-4273
Area: 42 square miles
Address: Mary Barbera, Undersheriff 55 New Hempstead Road New City, NY 10956
Phone: 845 638-5464
County Seat: New City, NY
Area: 199 square miles
Position: Committee Member
Career: Sheriff Falco was elected in 2011. He has been with the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department since 1978. He began his Law Enforcement career as a Police Dispatcher/Clerk for the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department-Patrol Division. In January of 1980 he became a full-time Deputy Sheriff in the Civil Enforcement Division and subsequently moved on to the position of full-time Deputy Sheriff Patrol Division in December of 1980. He has risen through the ranks with his promotions to Detective, Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant, and Captain. In 2009, he was appointed Chief of the Police Division. The Sheriff’s Police division has various functions, which include: Uniform Patrol, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (B.C.I.) Fire Investigation Unit, Mounted Unit, Marine Unit, and the Reserve Force. Sheriff Falco has encouraged and promoted many specialized community programs such as TRIAD for seniors, Child C.A.R.E. Program, Juvenile Fire Setter Program, Sex Offender Watch, Silver Alert, and Operation Medicine Cabinet.
Education & training: Sheriff Falco holds an associate degree in criminal justice from Rockland Community College in addition to a bachelor’s degree in police science from SUNY Empire College. In 1998 he graduated the 194th session from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. In 2001 he attended the LEEDS (Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar) course for police chiefs conducted by the FBI in New Jersey. He is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Rockland.
Honors and Affiliations: Sheriff Falco is currently a Committee member on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Rockland Community College. He is a member of many community-based organizations in Rockland County. He is on the Advisory Executive Board for the Hudson Valley Boy Scout Council and is also on the Board of Keep Rockland Beautiful, Rockland County Shields, and MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving). He volunteers his time for the various projects sponsored by these organizations. Sheriff Falco held the office of President of the Rockland County Sheriff’s Deputies Association, as well as President of the New York State Deputies Association. He has been named Chair of Zone 4 (Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties) Counter Terrorism by New York State Homeland Security, giving him responsibility for routing intelligence data from federal, state and local sources to law enforcement and intelligence centers within the zone.
Personal: Sheriff Falco is a lifelong resident of Rockland County, raised in Stony Point, and currently resides with his wife and two children in the Town of Orangetown.
Address: 6010 County Farm Road Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: 518 885-2450
County Seat: Ballston Spa, NY
Area: 844 square miles
Career: Sheriff Michael H. Zurlo (R,I) was born and raised in the City of Mechanicville where he began his law-enforcement career with the Mechanicville Police department before transferring to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Zurlo worked for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office for more than 30 years as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant and senior criminal investigator. Prior to becoming Sheriff of Saratoga County, Michael Zurlo served as the Town Justice of the Town of Stillwater. Sheriff Zurlo was elected to serve Saratoga County on November 5, 2013.
Address: 320 Veeder Avenue Schenectady, NY 12307
Phone: 518 388-4300
County Seat: Schenectady, NY
Area: 210 square miles
Career: Sheriff Dagostino was elected Schenectady County Sheriff in November 2009. He has over twenty years experience in law enforcement. Prior to his election, he was a member of the Rotterdam Police Department. During his tenure with the Rotterdam Police Department he served in every facet of the department: patrol officer, investigator, patrol sergeant and lieutenant. At the time of his retirement from the Rotterdam Police Department he was the Detective Division Commanding Officer.
Education & training: Sheriff Dagostino graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. Sheriff Dagostino has received extensive law enforcement training throughout his career. He is a graduate of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy and has taken and attended numerous in-service training courses and seminars.
Personal: Sheriff Dominic Dagostino is a lifelong resident of Schenectady County.
Address: 157 Depot Lane PO Box 689 Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: 518 295-2266
County Seat: Schoharie, NY
Area: 626 square miles
Career: Ron Stevens became Sheriff of Schoharie County in 2018. Prior to that, Sheriff Stevens served as Schoharie County Undersheriff for 7 years. A 33-year veteran of the NYS Police, Sheriff Stevens commanded the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; started the NYS Police Computer Crime Unit; and was Director of NYS Police Computer Crime Unit for 10 years. During his tenure with the NYS Police, he was also an Investigator conducting homicide, narcotics and felony investigations. Sheriff Stevens is a US Army Bronze Star Vietnam Veteran.
Address: 6150 State Route 96 Romulus, NY 14541
County Seat: Waterloo, NY
Area: 325 square miles
Career: Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce retired from the Waterloo Police Department the rank of Sergeant. Tim began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a deputy sheriff with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. He was promoted to Criminal Investigator in 1986. In 1989 he transferred to the Village Waterloo Police Department, where he was promoted to Sergeant in 1995. Since retiring in 2009, Tim has returned to the Seneca CSO to assisted special projects. Tim is a Seneca County native
County: St. Lawrence
Address: 7007 Rumsey Street Ext. Bath, NY 14810
County Seat: Bath, NY
Area: 1,404 square miles
Personal: Steuben County Sheriff James Allard retired as a Lieutenant from the City of Corning Police Department in 2009, after serving for 21 years. He became Steuben County Undersheriff in 2013. He also was a session director for the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy at Corning Community College. He was elected Sheriff in 2016.
Address: 100 Center Drive Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: 631 852-2200
County Seat: Riverhead, NY
Area: 2,373 square miles
Career: Errol Toulon, Jr. became Sheriff of Suffolk County in 2018. Sheriff Toulon has 30 years of criminal justice experience, including 22 years as a uniformed Member of Service with the New York City Correction Department, where he served as a supervisor and instructor at the Correction Academy, the Firearms and Tactics Unit, Emergency Service Unit and Office of Compliance Consultants. He has since served as Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the New York City Correction Department where he oversaw the Applicant Investigation Unit, Training Academy, Correction Intelligence Bureau, Emergency Preparedness and the Policy and Procedures Unit and as Suffolk County Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety, where he supervised eight public-safety departments.
Address: 58 Old Route 17, Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: 845 794-7100
County Seat: Monticello, NY
Area: 997 square miles
Career: Michael Schiff began his law enforcement career with the New York State Police in 1977. He served as a Trooper assigned to the Wurtsboro, Ferndale and Liberty Barracks in Sullivan County. He was also a Canine handler and firearms instructor. Schiff spent the last five years of his career assigned to Governor Pataki’s anti-organized crime initiative at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Schiff was elected in November of 2005 and is currently in his 4th term.
Honors and Achievements: His experience includes the 1979 prison strike, the 1980 Winter Olympics, the St. Regis Mohawk Crises, several assignments to the NYS Fair in Syracuse, several Woodstock reunions, the World Trade Center attack on 9/11 and the Republican National Convention in New York City.
Personal: Michael Schiff resides with his family in Liberty NY.
Address: 779 Warren Road Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607 257-1345
County Seat: Ithaca, NY
Area: 476 square miles
Career: Starting in 1995 as a patrol officer for the City of Cortland, I transferred to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. Once there, I worked myself up through the ranks from Deputy Sheriff, to Investigator, Senior Investigator (Lt.), Captain, and Undersheriff before retiring in 2015. Since then, I have worked with federal prison inmates in a community reintegration program in preparation for their release, and most recently with a large financial institution in the areas of security, disaster management, and business continuity planning. Not only do I have the experience to lead the Sheriff’s Office, but also the vision to improve community relations, restore fiscal responsibility, and champion alternatives to incarceration efforts.
Address: 380 Boulevard Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845 340-3802
County Seat: Kingston, NY
Area: 1,161 square miles
Position: 3rd Vice President
Career: After active duty with the Marines for four years, Juan served 18 years with the Marine Corps Reserve. During that time, as Chief Warrant Officer, he held primary responsibilities in aviation logistics support, budget, training, deployment, and base facilities abroad. In the early 1990s he was in charge of deploying over 150 Marines and support requirements during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Juan became a trooper with the New York State Police in 1988, patrolling roads in Ulster County. During his 25-year term with the State Police, he assumed key leadership roles initially as a Police Academy Instructor and Field Training Officer, then as an Investigator with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for 19 years. Juan worked on several cases involving drug cartels. Investigations during his term resulted in the seizure of over $60 million in cash, 400+ kilos of drugs, and the arrest of key figures in the drug trade. Juan also was part of investigations relating to economic crime, corruption, racketeering, extortion, and identity and vehicle theft.
Personal: Juan Figueroa has always been moved by a sense of service to people in his community and country. The son of Puerto Rican parents who immigrated to New York, Juan grew up in the Bronx with three of his siblings before the family moved to Plattekill, a hamlet upstate. Juan joined the US Marine Corps straight out of high school. Stationed in Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines, he took back with him important lessons in life: the importance of racial diversity and respect, regardless of personal differences. At his current position at a Fortune 500 company, Juan is responsible for planning facility security, asset protection, research, and internal investigations in the Northeast region. Juan trained with the DEA at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York on high intensity drug trafficking (HIDTA). He is HR-218 Certified, a Licensed Notary Public, and is bilingual. With a distinguished career as a veteran and five years in the corporate arena, Juan brings a broad perspective to law enforcement. He believes in upholding the law while working with the community and applying proactive, innovative, and sensible approaches to the county’s most pressing issues, such as the opioid epidemic. Juan represents a brand of leadership that values fairness, compassion, respect, and the highest standards of professionalism at all levels. After many years of public service, he remains bound by an unwavering sense of duty and deep commitment to the community.
Address: 1340 State Route 9 Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: 518 743-2500
Area: 940 square miles
Address: 399 Broadway Fort. Edward, NY 12828
Phone: 518 746-2475
County Seat: Fort Edward, NY
Area: 846 square miles
Position: Committee Member
Career: Sheriff Murphy has served in law enforcement since 1983. During his tenure with the Hudson Falls Police Department, he served in every facet of the agency: Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, and as Deputy Chief of Police. Upon his retirement from the Hudson Falls Police Department, Sheriff Murphy was offered a position as Deputy Sheriff and Training Officer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as the Accreditation Program Manager for both the Hudson Falls Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Murphy has served in law enforcement since 1983. During his tenure with the Hudson Falls Police Department, he served in every facet of the agency: Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, and as Deputy Chief of Police. Upon his retirement from the Hudson Falls Police Department, Sheriff Murphy was offered a position as Deputy Sheriff and Training Officer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as the Accreditation Program Manager for both the Hudson Falls Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Personal: Sheriff Murphy is a proud lifelong resident of Washington County.
Address: 7368 Route 31 Lyons, NY 14489
Area: 621 square miles
Career: -Field Training Officer, Police Instructor, Emergency Response Team Member, Joint Terrorism Task Force Liaison, Homeland Security, Active Threat Instructor
Education & training: -Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice -FBI National Academy Graduate, 2009
Honors and Affiliations: -NYS Senate Liberty Award-9/11 recovery efforts -NYS Executive Chamber Commendation-9/11 response -WCSO Distinguished Service Award for Narcotics Enforcement -DEA Distinguished Service Award for Narcotics Enforcement -Valor Decoration for Distinguished Service -Top Gun Award - Bureau of Municipal Police Academy -Yellow Brick Road Award - FBI National Academy Fitness -Child Advocacy Center of Wayne County Advisory Board -Wayne County Opioid Task Force -FBI National Academy Associates -National Tactical Officer's Association
Personal: Sheriff Milby is a 26-year veteran of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He began in 1995 as a part-time Deputy Sheriff, was hired full time in 1997 and became a Field Training Officer and member of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team in 1998. Shortly thereafter, Sheriff Milby was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, supervising afternoon and overnight Road Patrol Deputies. In 2004, he was transferred to the Special Investigations Unit, where he supervised the Narcotics Task Force, conducted felony drug/vice crime investigations and assisted other agencies with narcotics work. In 2007, Sheriff Milby was promoted to Road Patrol Lieutenant, and in 2015 he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division as Detective Lieutenant, and six years later promoted to Chief Deputy where he oversaw the Corrections, Civil, and Records Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. He was elected Wayne County Sheriff in November 2021 and took office January 1, 2022.
Address: Yates County Sheriff's Office 227 Main Street Penn Yan, NY 14527
County Seat: Penn Yan, NY
Area: 334 square miles
Career: Sheriff Ron Spike has been with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office since 1970. He grew up living in the Sheriff’s residence, attached to the old 1904 county jail as his father George was Sheriff from 1958 to 1981. Upon graduation from Monroe Community College in 1970 Ron was hired as a deputy sheriff and did road and marine patrol and was the first agency youth officer. In 1973, he was promoted to Detective. In 1982, he was promoted to Chief Deputy Sheriff where he supervised the law enforcement bureau and CID. He was first elected Sheriff for a term beginning January 1, 1992.
Education & training: Sheriff Spike has attended numerous training courses, including the 144th session of the FBI National Academy, the National Sheriffs’ Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NYSSA, FLLEA, DCJS, and the Rural Executive Institute. He is a graduate of the Pelletier County Government Institute at Cornell University.
Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Spike, certified Police Instructor holds a Governor's appointment as Chairman of the NYS Municipal Police Training Council and has been reappointed by each sitting Governor since 1997 and is the current Chairman. He also Chairs the Public Safety Committee for NYSAC. Sheriff Spike has been honored with several awards in his career and was the 1981 New York State Sheriffs’ Association’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year for saving a life in a house fire. He is active in the Yates County community with several agencies and boards. Sheriff Spike is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute. He was President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) in 2000 and continues as a Life Member. He represents NYSSA on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and is a member of the National Sheriffs’ Institute and Training Outreach, Global Policing Affairs, and Court Security, Civil and Correction committees.
Personal: Sheriff Spike is active in the Yates County community with several agencies and boards. He is a member of the United Methodist Church, and is Past President and current Secretary of the Penn Yan Lions Club where he has been honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow. He and Sue, his wife of 43 years, have three children and seven grandchildren.