Undersheriff Korey Brown joined the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, appointed by Sheriff Todd Baxter, in January 2018. Brown obtained his Master of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College (December 2020). In December 2012, Brown graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy. Brown also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Empire State College (2011).
Prior to becoming Undersheriff, Brown served the Rochester Police Department for 21 years (1996-2017). Brown held several positions throughout his career with RPD, retiring in 2017 at the rank of Police Captain, working as the Commanding Officer of the Research and Evaluation Section.
As a member of RPD, Brown’s assignments included Maple Section Patrol Officer, Field Training and Evaluation Officer, School Resource Officer, and Recruit Class Counselor. In September 2006, Brown was promoted to Police Sergeant and assigned to the East Patrol Division, First Platoon where he was also assigned as a Field Training and Evaluation Division Coordinator.
In September 2009, Brown was promoted to Police Lieutenant. As a Police Lieutenant, Brown served in the West Patrol Division as a platoon leader and was later assigned to the Southeast Neighborhood Service Center. While assigned to the Neighborhood Center, he supervised the Crime Prevention Officers and worked closely with community groups, members of the Rochester City Council and other members of City of Rochester government.
In January 2011, Brown was able to achieve one of his career goals, becoming the Commanding Officer of the Professional Development Section. Brown has been involved in training throughout his career and is an instructor in many disciplines. While leading the Professional Development Section, Brown strived to increase minority recruitment and hiring. Through his leadership, the department placed two of the largest minority classes in its history with minority representation of 57% and 60%, respectfully. Brown was also able to improve the equipment carried by officers by upgrading service weapons to include the Glock 21 Pistol, the TASER X2, patrol rifles, and straight batons.
In October 2014, Brown was promoted to the rank of Police Captain and was assigned to the Staff Duty position. In that role, Brown served as the direct Aide to Chief of Police David Moore and Chief of Police James Sheppard. Brown worked as the department’s liaison with City Hall and the community. He also served as President of the ‘Do the Right Thing’ Board and served on the Police Activities League Board.
In April 2015, Brown assumed the role of Commanding Officer of Clinton Section, the largest police section in the City of Rochester. In November 2016, Brown was chosen to become the Commanding Officer of the Research and Evaluation Section where he was responsible for department policies, police budget, and a member of the labor negotiation team.
Undersheriff Korey Brown is married to Elena Brown since April 1995. He has three children; Brianna, Jacob, and Jaedon, as well as four grandchildren. Korey’s youngest grandson, Joel, turned four in February 2022 and has already beaten cancer twice. Joel’s journey is the inspiration behind Korey becoming active with C.U.R.E Childhood Cancer Association. This amazing organization has been instrumental in helping Korey’s family through some extremely difficult and challenging times. Korey is also very active in his church, Open Door Baptist Church, where he teaches Sunday school classes and volunteers one week a year for vacation bible school.