Kevin P. Rumsey
In April 2013, Kevin was presented with the Guardian Award from Catholic Charities for his work with individuals who have experienced domestic violence.
In October 2019, Kevin was recognized for Excellence in Law Enforcement Protection of Vulnerable Adults.
After graduating from Watkins Glen High School in 1994, Kevin enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corps. Like many others before him, he did his Basic Training at Parris Island in South Carolina. He later did his Military Occupational Study (MOS) School training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Here he completed his training as a Basic Motor Transport Operator. Kevin was selected to attend Advanced Basic Motor Operator training to learn how to work on heavier and bigger trucks after being one of the top trainees in his class.
After his training was complete, Kevin was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. In 1998, he embarked on a Western Pacific (WestPac) deployment on board the USS Essex (Navy Classification, LHD-2). Kevin oversaw the loading of the various trucks onto the ship and made sure they were secure on board. He was also a Forklift Operator while on board.
Once his deployment was complete, Kevin returned to Camp Pendleton where he was promoted from Lance Corporal to Corporal, which is a non-commissioned E-4 officer status. Kevin was put in charge of completing preventative maintenance for a line of trucks, satellites, and generators to use for Communications Battalions, as well as a squadron of Marines. Additionally, while stationed at Camp Pendleton, Kevin was one of ten people who were asked to work with troubled youth in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Kevin, and the others selected, would go every Saturday for several months to meet with youth selected by the LACSD to be a part of the program. Kevin, and the other Marines, taught the youth about drill and other aspects of military life, as well as talked to them about discipline and changing their behaviors.
In 2000, Kevin was Honorably Discharged from the Marine Corps as a Corporal.
Kevin is a 1994 graduate of Watkins Glen High School. Upon graduation, Kevin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for 4 years where he rose to the rank of a non-commissioned officer in charge of entry level Marines in his unit. Upon being honorably discharged from the Marines, he came back home and earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Corning Community College.
Kevin began his career as one of Corning Community College's first Campus Peace Officers, where he held the rank of Sergeant. Additionally, he worked as a part time police officer with the Watkins Glen Police Department. In 2005, he began working for the Schuyler County Sheriff's Department, where he remains to this day. He has been assigned to road patrol and has served in the K9 unit, where he held the position of K9 handler until 2017. He was promoted to Deputy Sheriff Sergeant in 2012. In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Investigator assigned to the Department of Social Services where he works with the welfare fraud, child protective, and adult protective units.
In the past, Kevin has served as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President for both the Schuyler County Deputy Sheriff's Association and the Schuyler County Road Patrol Association. He is the current President of the Schuyler County Deputy Sheriff's Association.
Outside of his career in law enforcement, Kevin has been an active member of the Schuyler County community. He has been a member of the Watkins Glen Fire Department for the past 15 years. He has served as a Firefighter/EMT, Company Foreman, and is the current Assistant Foreman. He is a current member of the Watkins Glen Central School District's Board of Education. Kevin has been a volunteer coach with the Glen Grapplers Youth Wrestling program and the Schuyler County Youth Football program. Additionally, Kevin is a member of the American legion, Elks Lodge, and Moose Club.
Life Experience = Community Leadership
Served as President of the Schuyler County Road Patrol Association
Elected and now serving as a member of the Watkins Glen School District Board of Education
Currently serving as the President of the Schuyler County Deputy Sheriff's Association
Volunteer member of the Watkins Glen Fire Department for 15 years
Elected and now serving as the Watkins Glen Fire Department Assistant Company Foreman
Presently coaching in the Schuyler County Youth Football League, formerly served a the Vice-President of the league
Assistant Coach and Treasurer with the Glen Grapplers Youth Wrestling program
Life member of the NRA
Member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge and the Montour Falls Moose Club