Pete Vroman is a native of Galway and a product of our local public school system, graduating from Galway High School in 1979. His father served in the Navy as a Gunner’s Mate and his mother was a stay-at-home mother. After High School, he decided to enter the work force and begin his career in public service as a police officer in Essex, Vermont. He later joined the Saratoga County, NY Sheriff’s Department in 1983 and served as a highway patrol officer.
After serving as a police officer, Pete went through extensive testing and screenings to become a United States Federal Marshal. In September of 1986, he accepted his first job as Deputy U.S. Marshal with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Upon successful completion of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy, Pete was assigned to the Southern District of New York in Manhattan as a general operations deputy. His next assignment in the Marshal Service was in the district of Rhode Island where his duties included general operations and seized assets. Pete’s following assignment was to the District of New Hampshire where he performed general operations, seized assets and prisoner detention.
In order to focus on family, Pete moved back to the Capital Region in 1993 and settled in Canajoharie, where he raised his six kids while working as a U.S. Marshal in Albany. His focus turned to being a senior deputy in a supervisory role. At this point in his career he built strong partnerships with numerous New York State county and local governments. This partnering proved to also be financially beneficial to Upstate New York.
During his 20 plus years as a U.S. Marshal, Pete was responsible for a wide range of tasks. His roles included, but were not limited to, conducting criminal investigations on specific threats to the United States Federal Judiciary, planning major multi-law enforcement agency fugitive sweeps, supervising other US Marshals and court security officers, preparing reports for high profile criminal investigations, and implementing initiative to promptly and effectively resolve financial, human resources and administrative issues. As a Marshal, Pete worked on numerous fraud investigations, where he acted on federal arrest warrants freezing and seizing bank accounts and funds based on illegal activities. He has also worked on high profile criminal cases, arrested fugitives, provided protective services, directed deputies, and received high U.S. government clearance to assist in cases of sensitive national security matters.
Pete was recommended for awards such as the Presidential Appointment for the U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer in 2010. Pete’s knowledge and experience has prepared him to continue his public service in the New York State Assembly.
Retired from being a U.S. Marshal, Pete served briefly as the Montgomery County Undersheriff in 2014. He resides in Canajoharie and has six children, Andrew, Adam, Alex, Ben, Aiden, and Ava Grace.