Patrick A. Russo, Sheriff
Paul J. Higgitt Jr., Undersheriff
4000 Main Street, Troy, NY 12180
Sheriff Pat Russo 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. Pat is a Troy, NY native. Rennselaer County has a population of 165,000 an area of 665 miles. Rensselaer County has a population of 165,000 and covers an area of 665 miles.