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Chemung County Sheriff

Christopher J. Moss


            Christopher J. Moss joined the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Special Deputy.  Later that year he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff and served in that position until 1994 when he was promoted to Investigator.  While assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Sheriff Moss attained the rank of Sergeant.  He left CID to become a Lieutenant in the Road Patrol Division in 2001.  In May of 2005, Sheriff Moss was transferred back to CID where he became the Division Commander.  In 2005, Sheriff Moss was elected to a four year term, replacing retired Sheriff Charles D.W. Houper.  Prior to being elected, Sheriff Moss also served on the agency’s Special Services Unit, Honor Guard, was president of the Chemung County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and was previously a New York State certified K-9 handler.  Sheriff Moss possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from SUNY Empire and is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Session 200. 


         Since being elected Sheriff in 2005, Sheriff Moss has assisted in guiding the agency through the accreditation process for both the Police Services Division and the County Jail.  Sheriff Moss has also implemented new public service programs, to include methamphetamine awareness, senior citizen safety, Crime Watch and Prevention Newsletters and boater and snowmobile safety course. Sheriff Moss also serves as the Chairman of the Chemung County Traffic Safety Board, as well as the President of the Chemung County Family Services Executive Board.  In his spare time, Sheriff Moss enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hunting and fishing.



Chemung County Undersheriff

William A. Schrom

             Undersheriff Schrom began his career with the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office in March of 1990 as a Road Patrol Deputy, he graduated from the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy, 1989 (session 6).  While assigned to the Road Patrol he also served on the department’s Special Services Unit for two years.  In 1994, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) where he served in the capacity of Investigator until 2005.  In 2001, Undersheriff Schrom was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and remained assigned to CID.  During his assignment to CID Undersheriff Schrom served as one of the department’s Crisis Negotiators and also one of the department’s Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer Operators.  Schrom received extensive training while assigned to CID, to include interview and interrogation, death investigations and evidence collection.  He has attended the Colonel Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar, the Bloodstain Evidence Institute and graduated from the FBI National Academy, 1996 (Session 186). 

         Undersheriff Schrom holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (Corning Community College), a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration (Keuka College).  In addition to serving the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, Undersheriff Schrom is also an Adjunct Professor for Corning Community College in the Criminal Justice Department.  Schrom also served as a past President of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.  In 2006 he was appointed to his current position of Undersheriff.  When he’s not working, Undersheriff Schrom enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing and SCUBA diving.


 Confidential Assistant - Melissa Brown; Administrative Assistant Betsy Keenan


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