Bob Green for Ontario County Sheriff

30+ years of administrative/management experience in the fields of law enforcement, emergency services, safety/health care and local government.

Bob Green for Ontario County Sheriff 2018

To the residents of Ontario County

March 19th, 2018

Greetings to everyone! I extend to you many thanks for taking the time to be here today!

So begins the journey! The journey to November 6th 2018 and onto January 1st 2019 to the Office of the Sheriff for Ontario County.

The position of Sheriff is an awesome and monumental responsibility. In declaring my candidacy, I understand and accept that responsibility. As the scales of Lady Justice set in balance a top the County Courthouse, I will continually make that my goal to represent all the residents - balance, equality and non-partisan representation.

We are a community, as so many other communities, struggling with an epidemic of Opioids and Opiates. The National Institute of Health relates the following:

“This issue has become a public health crisis with devastating consequences including increases in opioid misuse and related overdoses, as well as the rising incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome due to opioid use and misuse during pregnancy. The increase in injection drug use has also contributed to the spread of infectious diseases including HIV and hepatitis C”


Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetics such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.”

To the Drug dealers who wish to poison our county - I have but one wish for you: My sincerest hope is that as you cross the county line you will find in your rearview mirror a patrol car – it may be red and white with a big star on the door or it may be black and white, or it may be blue and gold. We will find you a stay – free of charge – at our facility in Hopewell. Included is a bunk bed, three squares a day, a toilet with no privacy and tiled floors that dictate where you can walk. We will provide free rides back and forth to court, and let you see your loved ones but only certain times of the week. We even have running water. Don’t let the robust corn and wheat fields confuse you or even the occasional call of a coyote in the distance distract you. There is 2 feet of reinforced concrete and barbed wire to protect you from the hungry critters.

As your Sheriff and as a current member of the NYS Sheriff’s Association I will seek out best practices from other Sheriff’s in NYS in addressing this crisis. As a current member of the National Sheriff’s Association, I will be involved in forums that seek answers from across the US. I will fight the drug dealers here at home, I will continue to be involved with local school forums in collaboration with Public Health, Mental Health, FLACRA, The Partnership for Ontario County, & Law Enforcement. I will support Drug Court, Veterans Court and other fundamental agencies that seek rehabilitation of non-violent individuals who wish a better life but do not have the resources for a renewed pathway.

The Campbell Implementation Commission was formed at the end of 2016 under the jurisdiction of the Public Safety Committee to identify and help implement ways to decrease the inmate population in the Ontario County jail.

As a member of the Campbell Commission, I will continue to support its Mission statement: Research, Review, Recommend and Evaluate options to decrease the jail population and meet the needs of unique constituencies vulnerable to incarceration consistent with public safety.

I will as your next Sheriff, be engaged with the Commission in:

  1. Evaluation of opioid court or enhanced drug court
  2. Implementation of centralized arraignment at the Ontario County Jail following approval by the Office of Court Administration
  3. Crisis Intervention Training for County police officers and other professional staff who encounter mentally ill persons
  4. Continue to promote the FLACRA mobile intervention team and peer to peer support program

As your Sheriff, I will continue to support active shooter training for all of our officers including multi agency responses. Active shooter training has been a mainstay for nearly 2 decades and continues today. I know because I helped design and begin the program.

As your Sheriff, the school resource officer program will have my continued support. During my time as Chairman of Public Safety, and with the efforts of others, saw this intervention implemented for all the school districts in the county.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s office is a multi-layered agency. Its components and responsibilities are many: A state of the art 911 center, a correction facility that has the ability to house up to 290 individuals, a civil division, a uniform road patrol, a criminal investigation division, Office of Court administration, support staff, and ancillary members that provide around the clock response and protection. How do I know this? Because I was a member of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Dept. for over 30 years. I know their procedures. I know who to go to get things done. My experience is Ontario County experience.

As your Sheriff, I will continue to work with the Finger Lakes law Enforcement Academy in their ongoing efforts to provide the best training possible to meet the needs and demands of the community. The accreditation process will continue as it provides a road map to the future.

As your next Sheriff, I will work hard, I will provide leadership, and I will continue to serve the County of Ontario. I have touched all aspects of the spectrum including the War on Terrorism. I chose to stay and serve our County - not leaving it for career advancement elsewhere. I have served in local and county government learning the trade of budgeting, grant applications, and the intricacies that supply the necessary elements to meet operational demands.

I look forward to 12:01 am, January 1, 2019.

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As Chairman of the Ontario County Public Safety Committee, I wish to extend a genuine note of gratitude to all of our emergency services members for their dedication and service to our communities. Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Homeland Security agencies work collaboratively to ensure the safety of our homes and families on a daily basis.

Lt. Green certainly has every right to be proud of his outstanding legacy, as generations of law enforcement officials follow his example as a professional and protector of citizens, whom he has faithfully served.

New York State outline Former Governor George Pataki  New York State outline

Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee is looking to the future of our 911 center and the challenges of technology innovations. Committee members will work in concert with all affected public safety groups to help meet this challenge.

Vol. Fire Depts.
& EMS agencies

I had the honor of being a panelist during the 2016 conference for the NYS Association of Counties. This experience allowed for discourse from community leaders exploring options to continue delivery of services to their communities.

A special note of thanks

A special note of thanks to the Sheriff, various state government entities, our schools and Public Safety committee members for keeping the SRO (School Resource Officer) program viable.

Opiate epidemic

The Partnership for Ontario County, FLACRA, faith based groups and numerous other ancillary organizations strive for community involvement and support to combat this growing problem.

30+ years

This website presents my education, experience, and interest in our county for over 30 years. It helps solidify my commitment to the well-being of our residents, businesses, and community.

I am often reminded of this quote

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa

"True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well." ~ Bill Owens

Meet Bob Green

Born and raised in Ontario County (Bristol)
Town Supervisor for the Town of Bristol, Vice Chairman of the Ontario Board of Supervisors
Chairman of Ontario County Public Safety

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Partnership for Ontario County
  • Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Campbell Commission
  • Ontario County Traffic Safety Board
  • Ontario County Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Ontario County Fire Advisory Board
  • NYS EMT Paramedic- Finger Lakes Health System
  • Member of the New York State Sheriff’s Association and National Sheriff’s Association
  • Attendee to the NYS Sheriff’s 3 day 2017 Winter Conference Albany
  • President of the Inter County Association for Western NY (2016 & 2017)
  • Rescue 911 for NYS
  • Regional speaker on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Member of NYS DCJS (Dept. of Criminal Justice Services) Albany
  • Certified Instructor for the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy
  • Ontario County Economic Development Council
  • NYS Farm Bureau
  • Ontario County Historical Society
  • Associate Member of the Marine Corps Musician Association
  • Instructor to the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy
  • Instructor for annual Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Active member of Bristol Valley FD (BVFD)
  • Member of Fireman’s Association of NY (FASNY)
  • Ontario County Fire Advisory Board
  • Finger Lakes Community College Presidential Search Committee of 2016, Alumni member
  • Board of Directors for the Partnership of Ontario County, (Active community involvement addressing current Opiate epidemic)
  • Campbell Commission & Vice Chairman for Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Rochester Theatre Organ Society
  • Holder of valid NYS driver’s license – Class A, commercial motor vehicle
  • Certified in the following ICS/NIMS disciplines: 100,100.LE, 100.HC, 00003, 200, 208, 292, 300, 317, 400, 700,& 800
  • Accompanied the local youth group to the Island of Haiti for aid/medical relief – 2000
  • Coordinated transportation needs for relief supplies to Turkey from Rochester to NY JFK – Earthquake of 1999
  • Proud parent of:
  • Abbey Green Mongosa – CPO - USN
  • Robert Green III – USMC - Ret. Purple Heart Recipient
  • Wife Linda is employed by Canandaigua National Bank and active in Blue Star Mother’s of America
My hobbies include writing music, old farm equipment, and enjoying my agricultural roots.


Yates County Fire Coordinator’s Award


Yates County EMS Coordinator’s Award


Officer of the Year - Ontario County Sheriff’s Department


Officer of the Year - Phelps American Legion

Education & Experience

I chose to stay, serve, and contribute over 30+ years in the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department and all of my public service to the well-being of Ontario County residents. Public Safety will continue to be my goal for now and the foreseeable future.

  • AAS in Paramedic Medicine, Finger Lakes Community College
  • Certified Critical Care Transport Paramedic, University of Maryland
  • BS in Criminal Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • AAS Police Science, Finger Lakes Community College
  • American Field Service scholarship to Australia and graduate of Bloomfield Central High School, Bloomfield NY
  • Elected Bristol Town Supervisor 2009
  • Current Vice- Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors
  • Chairman of the Ontario County Public Safety Committee
  • President of the Inter-county Association of Western NY (Represents the 19 counties west of Syracuse, NY)
  • Vice Chairman to Alternatives to Incarceration Committee (ATI)
New York State Office of Homeland Security Police Training Technician

New York State Office of Homeland Security

Senior Police Training Technician


  • Certified trainer in WMD events, radiation events, as well bio-terror events
  • Maintain and update certifications as it relates to state’s training mission
  • Developed presentations for agriculture community in conjunction with Cornell Univ. and NYS Dept of Ag & Mkts. – Agroterrorism
  • Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings – Energetic Materials Research & Testing Center, New Mexico. (EMR&TC) (Instructor)
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Soldiers and Sailors Hospital Chief Parademic

Soldiers and Sailors Hospital

Chief Parademic


  • Responsible for interaction with outside emergency agencies in the event of mass casualty incidents (MCI)
  • Maintain emergency management standards in accordance with JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations)
  • Representation at both the local regional emergency services council and the regional trauma oversight committee
  • Served on the Bio-Terrorism committee for the Finger Lakes Health System
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Ontario County Sheriff’s Department


  • Instruction of new recruits at the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy
  • Coordinate with other division managers: corrections and communications divisions
  • Budget requirements including reporting to higher level staff monthly/quarterly reports
  • Team commander for both the Emergency Response Team and the Underwater Search and Rescue
  • Responsible for development and implementation of firearms program and related disciplines
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Recognition Awards

From the FBI, NYS Division of Parole, NYS Park Police, NYS Assembly, Finger Lakes Law Enforcement, Ontario County Fire Police, Division of Military and Naval Affairs Albany.


Meritorious Service Award, Governor’s Citation, NYS Assembly Citation


OCSD: Life Saving Award

Law Enforcement Awards

Ontario County Sheriff - Two Purple Hearts

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Bob Green for Ontario County Sheriff 2018

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