David Cirencione is a Republican and lifelong resident of Ontario County running for Sheriff in the 2022 election. He is a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and currently serves as Lieutenant, overseeing the Criminal Investigation Division.
“I’m running for Sheriff because my 20 years of law enforcement experience and leadership will bring stability back to the Sheriff’s Office,” said Cirencione. “I’ve dedicated my life to serving – as a police officer, as a volunteer firefighter, and as a husband and father – and this is a natural next step to utilize my skills and experience to make Ontario County a safer place to live, work, raise a family and retire.”
Cirencione first joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2002 as a Deputy. Over the years, he was promoted through the ranks to Sergeant in 2007 and eventually his current rank in 2016. As Lieutenant for the past five years, he has served as Commanding Officer of the Road Patrol, Crime Scene Unit, Underwater Search & Recovery Team, Field Training Officer Program and Eastview Mall Patrol. He has also helped train our next generation of law enforcement as an Instructor at the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy for the past 16 years.
“Now more than ever before, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office must operate effectively and efficiently, as the COVID pandemic continues to strain our emergency services and Albany politicians enact dangerous policies like bail reform that seem to value criminals more than crime victims,” added Cirencione. “I’m ready to step up to the plate to take on these challenges and lead our Sheriff’s Office back in the right direction.”
Aside from his extensive law enforcement background, Cirencione has served as a volunteer firefighter with the Nester Hose Company of the Geneva Fire Department for 28 years. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Winnek Post 396 and Our Lady of Peace Parish.
Before entering a career in law enforcement, Cirencione served for several years as a Caseworker and Case Supervisor for Child Protective Services in neighboring Seneca County.
Cirencione, 46, is a graduate of Geneva High School and SUNY Oswego. He lives in Geneva with his wife of 20 years, Sue, who owns and operates the Ovid Big M supermarket. The couple has three children.
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