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William Schrom, Sheriff

Doug Houper, Undersheriff

203 William Street, Elmira, NY 14901

Sheriff Schrom, age 54, 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 (Session 186).  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 January of 2006, he was appointed to the position of Undersheriff.  He served as Undersheriff until January of 2019 at which time he was appointed Acting Sheriff.  In November of 2019, he was elected Sheriff.  He began his first four-year term as elected Sheriff on January 1, 2020. Sheriff Schrom oversees the agency’s four divisions, 150 personnel, eighteen (18) million-dollar annual operating budget, as well as a correctional facility that houses up to 262 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, Chairman of the Counter Terrorism Committee (Zone 12), Ad Com Team as part of the Children’s Advocacy Center, The NYS Farm Bureau Association, The Safe Harbour NYS Committee, the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and is a Co-Chair of the Police Reform and Reinvention Committee. 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 30 years and has three children, Megan 29, Samantha 24, and Katelyn 20.  When he is not working, Sheriff Schrom enjoys spending time with his wife and family.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing, riding motorcycle.

William Schrom

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