We reached out to a number of Povero’s counter parts in law enforcement. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike took office there, a year after Povero started as Sheriff . They have a long running relationship and are frequent travel companions.
Spike says Povero cares deeply about his department and all it’s people. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says Povero is a mentor, friend and respected professional.
Virts has known Povero since the late 80’s