About Toby

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Toby Shelley

My military career spans  30 years in both the United States Air Force and the New York Air National Guard.  This includes serving in Iraq from 2006-2007 as the Assistant Fire Chief and working with Iraqis to foster lasting relationships, provide basic needs and medical assistance, and obtain vital intelligence for the US government.  I am also a former Deputy Fire Chief for the New York Air National Guard, and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant.

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Receiving Iraqi fire fighter patch.

 

I retired from the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department Police Division in 2011 after a long and rewarding career that gave me a variety of experience.  During my seven years as a Sergeant, I supervised deputies and managed day-to-day operations and critical incidents.  Prior to that I also served as Sheriff Field Training Officer, Detective in the Fugitive Task Force, and Patrol Deputy.

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The Shelley farm

I am a resident of Otisco, where I manage the cattle farm that has been in my family for about 200 years.  I am also a volunteer for the Otisco Fire Department, the town historian, and a member of my local Masonic lodge.

As the only candidate in this race who has experience as a member of the Sheriff’s Department, a Firefighter and a Veteran, I will bring to the office of County Executive a lifetime of community service.

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Ziggurat Ancient city of Iraq

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Toby on his farm in Otisco

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Live fire training 2003 Niagara Falls

 

 

 

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Toby’s Brick in his honor at the Great New York State Fair

Shelley For Sheriff

Senior Master Sergeant Toby Shelley

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Toby with his dogs Luke and Levi

My Background:

Law Enforcement Background

  • 2004-retirement – Sheriff’s Supervisor
  • 2000-2004 – Field Training Officer
  • 1999-2000 – Sheriff’s Detective
  • 1994-1999 –  Sheriff’s Road Patrol Officer

College Degrees

  • Masters in Criminal Justice-Columbia College 2010
  • Baccalaureate Interdisciplinary studies (History)-Columbia College 2007
  • Associate in Applied Science (Fire science)-Community College of the Air Force 2003
  • Associate in Arts with honors (Liberal Arts)-City Colleges of Chicago 1990
  • Associate in Applied Science (Logistics)-Community College of the Air Force 1988

Professional Training

  • Basic Course for Police officers
  • Basic aerosol subject restraint
  • Managing traffic incidents & emergencies
  • Course in Police supervision
  • Community oriented policing
  • Radar operator course
  • Public safety critical incident management
  • Breathalyzer operator
  • General Topics instructor
  • Field interviewing
  • Basic incident command system
  • Traumas of law enforcement
  • Response to agricultural terrorism

Military Schools & Training

  • Fuel specialist 1984
  • Cryogenic Specialist 1986
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Specialist 1990 (Honor Graduate)
  • Mechanical Systems Electrical Controls 1990
  • Fire Protection Specialist 1992 (Honor Graduate)
  • Contingency Firefighter course 1993
  • Noncommissioned Officer Academy 2002
  • Chief Fire Officer’s Course 2005
  • Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy 2006

National Fire Fighter Qualifications

  • Fire fighter 1
  • Airport fire fighter
  • Fire Officer 1,2,3
  • Fire Inspector 1,2
  • Fire Instructor 1,2
  • Hazmat awareness
  • Hazmat operations
  • Hazmat technician
  • Hazmat incident commander
  • Public tele communicator 1
  • Advanced aircraft rescue and fire fighting
  • Emergency vehicle driver training
  • National incident management system

New York State Training Certificates

  • Essentials of Firemanship
  • Fire Police training
  • Fire department management and operations
  • Hazmat first responder
  • Ladder company operations
  • Fire extinguisher maintenance
  • Incident command system
  • Confined space awareness and safety
  • Fire Instructor 1,2
  • Hazardous waste management

Promotions and Recognitions

United States Air Force

  • Airman First class 1984
  • Senior Airman 1986
  • Sergeant 1987
  • Staff Sergeant 1988
  • Technical Sergeant 2002
  • Master Sergeant 2004
  • Senior Master Sergeant 2009

Military Medals/Ribbons

  • Commendation Medal 2007
  • Iraq Campaign Medal 2006-2007
  • Achievement Medal 1991 (Gulf War)
  • National Defense Ribbon
  • War on Terrorism Ribbon
  • Achievement Medal 1988 (Turkey)
  • Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Air Force Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit award
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold boarder (COMBAT)
  • Marksmanship Ribbon
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Air Force Over seas Ribbon

Other Affiliations

  • Volunteer Firefighter since 1982
  • Arbor Day Foundation
  • Harley

    Toby on his Harley

 

 

 

 

  • photo 2Pontiac Oakland Car Club
  • Tigris Shrine
*Use of military rank, job titles and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the US Air Force or the Department of Defense.