Sheriff William A. Schrom

My Story

Sheriff Schrom, age 50, began his career with the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office in March of 1990 as a Road Patrol Deputy, after graduating from the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy in 1989. While assigned to the Road Patrol division, he also served on the department’s Special Services Unit. In 1994, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). In 2001, Sheriff Schrom was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and remained assigned to CID as a supervisor within that division. During his assignment to CID Sheriff Schrom served as one of the department’s Crisis Negotiators and also one of the department’s Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer Operators. While assigned to CID, Sheriff Schrom received extensive training in a variety of disciplines to include Interview and Interrogation, Death Investigation, crime-scene processing, and evidence collection, to name a few. He has attended the Colonel Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar, the Bloodstain Evidence Institute and graduated from the FBI National Academy. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s of Science, as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. Schrom also served as a past President of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.

In 2006, he was appointed to the position of Undersheriff and on January 1st, 2019 he assumed the role of Acting Sheriff.  He was elected Sheriff in November 2019.  Sheriff Schrom oversees the agency’s four divisions, 150 personnel, as well as a correctional facility that houses up to 264 male and female inmates. The Sheriff has been an active member on several committees to include the American Red Cross, Child Fatality Review Team, Traffic Safety Board, Counter Terrorism (Zone 12), Ad Com as part of the Children’s Advocacy Center,Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC),NYS Farm Bureau Association and Safe Harbour of NYS. The Sheriff also teaches as an Adjunct Professor for Corning Community College, where he has been teaching since 2012. The Sheriff teaches Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Justice as well as Police Operations.

Sheriff Schrom has been married to his wife Marianne for 28 years and has three children, Megan 25, Samantha 21, and Katelyn 16. When he’s not working, Sheriff Schrom enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and reading and spending time at the lake snorkeling.