Chemung County Sheriff

William A. Schrom

             Sheriff 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, Sheriff Schrom was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and remained assigned to CID.  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.  Sheriff 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).   In 2006 he was appointed to Undersheriff and in 2019 he became Acting Sheriff after the retirement of Sheriff Christopher Moss on 12/31/18.  In November, 2019 he was elected Sheriff for a four-year term.

         Sheriff 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, Sheriff 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. When he’s not working, Sheriff Schrom enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.  He also enjoys hunting and fishing.


Chemung County Undersheriff

Douglas W. Houper

 Undersheriff Douglas Houper is a lifelong resident of Chemung County and graduated from Southside High School.  Undersheriff Houper graduated with an AAS from Corning Community College in Criminal Justice and a BS from Empire State College with a Human Services degree, with a concentration in Criminal Justice Management.  Undersheriff Houper began his career with the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office in 1991 as a Correction Officer at the Chemung County Jail and was promoted to Road Patrol Deputy Sheriff in 1994.  In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff Sergeant.  In 2006, he was promoted to rank of Road Patrol Lieutenant and in 2012 he was promoted to Road Patrol Captain and remained there until his retirement in 2018.  In 2019, Undersheriff Houper was hired as a civilian, to oversee the Chemung County 911 Communications Center.  He was able to achieve their Certification of Accreditation through the NYS Sheriff’s Association, the first accreditation in the history of the Chemung County 911 Communications Center.   


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