Gary T. Maha, Sheriff
William A. Sheron, Jr., Undersheriff

165 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020
585 345-3000
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Education/Training: Sheriff Maha holds an Associates Degree in Police Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He is a graduate of the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy, the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and numerous law enforcement and corrections training courses.


Career: Sheriff Gary T. Maha started his law enforcement career in 1967 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Batavia, New York. In 1988, with the resignation of the Sheriff and Undersheriff, Maha was appointed Interim Sheriff by then Governor Mario Cuomo.  Sheriff Maha has run unopposed for six successive terms.  Prior to becoming Sheriff, he served as a Deputy Sheriff-Road Patrol, Senior Investigator, Captain and Chief Deputy.


Honors and Achievements: Sheriff Maha is Chairman of the Genesee County Traffic Safety Board and a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia. Sheriff Maha currently serves as a Board Member of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia, a member of the Genesee Community College Ventures Committee and a member of the Genesee Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Council.  In 2008, Sheriff Maha was inducted into the Genesee Community College Alumni Hall of Fame and received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Iroquois Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.  Sheriff Maha is a member of the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council, the New York State 9-1-1 Board, the New York State Executive Committee on Counter Terrorism. 


Sheriff Maha also serves as Vice-Chair of the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Criminal Justice Technology Committee.


County Seat: Batavia, NY
Population: 60,060
Area: 501 square miles