Gary T. Maha, Sheriff - Genesee County

  William A. Sheron, Jr., Undersheriff
165 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020
585 345-3000
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Sheriff Gary T. Maha started his law enforcement career in 1967 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Batavia, New York. In 1988, with the resignation of the Sheriff and Undersheriff, Maha was appointed Interim Sheriff by then Governor Mario Cuomo.  Sheriff Maha has run unopposed for seven successive terms.  Prior to becoming Sheriff, he served as a Deputy Sheriff-Road Patrol, Senior Investigator, Captain and Chief Deputy. Sheriff Maha holds an Associate’s Degree in Police Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. 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. Sheriff Maha is Chairman of the Genesee County Traffic Safety Board and a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia. Sheriff Maha currently serves as a member of the Genesee Community College Ventures Committee and a member of the Genesee Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Council.  In 2008, Sheriff Maha was inducted into the Genesee Community College Alumni Hall of Fame and received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Iroquois Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.  In 2012, Sheriff Maha was inducted into the Pembroke Central School Alumni Hall of Fame. Sheriff Maha is a member of the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council, the New York State Interoperable & Emergency Communications Board, the New York State Executive Committee on Counter Terrorism and serves as Chairman of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Executive Committee. Sheriff Maha also serves as Vice-Chair of the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Criminal Justice Information/Technology Committee and is a member of their Homeland Security Committee. Genesee County has a population of approximately 60,060 and an area of 501 square miles.