Silvio Palermo of Victor is set to declare his candidacy for Ontario County Sheriff at a campaign launch event on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:00pm. Incumbent Sheriff Phil Povero officially confirmed a 2018 retirement earlier this evening.
“I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Ontario County Sheriff. As a 20-year veteran of law enforcement with half a decade of public service experience in our local government, I am confident that I have the experience, integrity, and vision necessary to serve as sheriff and serve our community well”, Palermo stated.
Silvio Palermo’s law enforcement career began in Ontario County and he currently holds the rank of Police Sergeant with the Town of Gates Police Department. In addition to his experience as a police command officer, he has worked as a criminal investigator, a certified police instructor, certified firearms instructor, and field training program coordinator. Palermo also has local municipality experience as an elected Councilman on the Victor Town Board. During his tenure on the Town Board, he served as the Deputy Town Supervisor for four years.
“As a first term Sheriff, one of my top priorities will be building trust and a strong partnership with the citizens of Ontario County, address head on the Opioids/Heroin Epidemic and increasing training and education for law enforcement”, Palermo stated.
A lifelong resident of Ontario County and graduate of Canandaigua Academy High School, Palermo received his Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Finger Lakes Community College and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from SUNY Empire State College. He currently resides in Victor with his wife Dr. Colleen Palermo and their two young children, Isabella and Luca.
The media is invited and encouraged to attend the campaign launch event on Monday, November 20th from 4:30 – 6pm in the Susan B. Anthony Room at the Inn on the Lake, 770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Official announcement begins at 5pm.
For more information, visit www.SilvioPalermoForSheriff.com