Career Profile

More than 32 years of distinguished service in law enforcement, including a background in administration, management, training, team building and leadership. Highly self-motivated with strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills. PC literate with Microsoft Word, NYSPIN, E-mail and Internet applications. Areas of expertise include:

  • Human Resource Development
  • Investigation/Search Procedures
  • Relationship Management
  • Security/Emergency Response
  • Evidence Collection/Protection
  • Community Relations/Affairs
  • Documentation
  • Research
  • Strategic Planning

Professional Experience

CHEMUNG COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, Elmira, New York  (1990 to Present)

Sheriff (November, 2020 – Present)

Acting Sheriff (January, 2019 – December, 2019)

Undersheriff (2006 – 2018)

  • Manage Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, including 150 employees across 4 divisions, a $14.5 million annual budget and a 264-bed correctional facility.
  • Responsible for the overall public safety of a county consisting of 412 square miles and 90,000 residents.
  • Implement numerous community service programs, including those aimed at methamphetamine and Heroin awareness and enforcement, senior citizens’ safety, retail safety.
  • Interact with numerous local political and community representatives, including County Executive, County Treasurer, Chemung County Legislature, local state Senate and Assembly representatives and representatives from local municipalities.
  • Became one of 20 NY State Sheriff’s Offices to achieve accreditation for the county jail, civil and road patrol divisions, as determined by the NY State Sheriffs’ Association and Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Investigator/Sergeant – Criminal Investigation Division (2001-2005)

  • Second in command, high-profile position; oversaw investigators and support 
personnel to ensure compliance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Conducted investigations of felony crimes, including homicides, fatal motor vehicle accidents, burglaries, arson and robberies.
  • Taught classes at the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy on a variety of Topics: Crimes Against the Elderly, Auto Theft, Crisis Negotiation.
  • Ordered and maintained inventory of all equipment for the division.

Investigator – Criminal Investigation Division (1994-2001)

  •  Interviewed and interrogated criminal suspects, collected and preserved evidence.
  • Performed comprehensive background investigations on prospective employees.
  • Compiled detailed reports for Grand Jury and court presentations.

Deputy Sheriff – Road Patrol (1990-1994)

  • Investigated both criminal and non-criminal incidents reported by the public.
  • Executed high-risk warrants as a member of the agency’s Special Services Unit.

CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Corning, New York (2012 to Present)

Adjunct Professor

  • Instruct college level students on two separate topics, Ethical Dilemmas & Decisions in Criminal Justice and Police Operations.

FAY’S DRUGS, Elmira, New York (1987-1991)

Loss Prevention Officer

  • Provided safety and security for patrons and employees, apprehended shoplifters, monitored employee theft, associate education, bad check issues.

Awards & Achievements

  • Edmond C. Wilkins Award for Professionalism in Law Enforcement (1999)
  • Laverne W. Knowlden Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (1993)
  • Meritorious Achievement Award (1992 & 2003)
  • Honorable Service Award (1995, 1998, 2004)
  • Sheriff’s Commendation {1997 (2), 2001}
  • Certificate of Commendation (Elmira Police Department, 1994)
  • Established and maintained outstanding professional relationships with various local and surrounding law enforcement agencies.
  • Contributed to high staff morale and motivation resulting in cohesive and productive teams.


Keuka College ( 2009-2013)

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (2011-2013)
  • B.S. Criminal Justice (2009-2011)

FBI National Academy – Quantico, Virginia (1996)

Corning Community College – Corning, New York (1986-1988)

Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy (1989)

Additional Post-Academy Coursework:

  • Instructor Development Course (1998, 2004)
  • General Topics Instructor Certification
  • Counter Terrorism Instructor Certification Course – New York State, Department of Criminal Justice Services (2003)
  • Evidence Gathering & Crime Scene Processing (1994)
  • Barricaded/Hostage: Initial Response & Tactical Alternatives
  • Examining Computers as a Crime Tool (1996)
  • Crime Scene Investigation Techniques (1996)
  • Basic Interrogation and Interview Tactics (1994)
  • Death Investigation (1994)
  • NITV (2000, 2008)
  • Colonel Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar (1994)
  • Commercial Vehicle Drug Interdiction Techniques (1993)
  • School Threat Assessment – An FBI Perspective (2008)

Professional/Civil Activities

  • Member, Chemung County Republican Committee (2006-Present)
  • Children’s Advocacy Center – Founding Board Member (2003-Present)
  • AIM Independent Living – Project for Law Enforcement Interaction with the Deaf
  • Trinity of Chemung Underage Drinking Issues
  • Committee Member, Southport Recreation Center
  • NYS Boater Safety Instructor
  • President, Chemung County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (2004 – 2005)
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Member
  • LE Accreditation Program Manager
  • Peer Counselor
  • Board member of the Ad Com team and Child Fatality Review Team of the CAC
  • Former board member of the American Red Cross
  • Chair of the Traffic Safety Board (TSB) Committee
  • Co-chair of the Counter Terrorism Zone 12
  • NYS Farm Bureau Association (2019)
  • Safe Harbour NYS (2019-present)
  • Chair of the C.A.R.E Committee
  • Member of the Domestic Terrorism Committee