Howard R. Davis  
Sheriff's Office
Title: Undersheriff
Phone: 315-536-4438
Howard R. Davis


Undersheriff Davis was appointed to his present position by Sheriff Spike in 2016. Davis, a 33 year veteran to law enforcement and training retired as the Yates County Chief Deputy Sheriff at the end of 2013, and has been the Director of the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy affiliated with Corning Community College since. Davis is a U.S. Air Force veteran, graduate of Corning Community College, with AAS degree in criminal justice, and numerous law enforcement schools and courses during his career. He is a graduate of the NYS Law Enforcement Executive Institute, and a graduate of the 246th session of the prestigious FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia.

The Undersheriff is responsible for the oversight of the Sheriff’s Office in the Sheriff’s absence and oversees the day-to-day administrative activities of the agency especially personnel issues, policies and procedures maintenance, Records Access (FOIL), accreditation programs, training management, computer and information technology services, sex offender registry, jail incidents, facility safety, and Sheriff’s liaison to several outside organizations. 

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