Stephen Romanik running for trustee in Silver Creek
SILVER CREEK — Stephen Romanik is seeking election for the position of trustee in the village of Silver Creek.
Romanik has received the endorsement of the Republican and Conservative Committees in the village of Silver Creek.
A 1990 graduate of Dunkirk High School, Romanik attended Jamestown Community College, earning a degree in Criminal Justice.
In 1993, Romanik started his career in law enforcement with the village of Silver Creek Police Department. During his career in Silver Creek, Romanik worked as a patrolman, DARE instructor and school resource officer at Silver Creek and Forestville Central school districts. He was also assigned as a crime scene technician with the Chautauqua County Forensic Investigation Team. In 2009, Romanik was promoted to police sergeant. He also served as assistant disaster coordinator during the 2009 flood.
In 2013, Romanik transferred to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on road patrol and is assigned as a crime scene technician and member of the forensic team. Romanik is a part-time instructor at the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy.
Romanik attended numerous training courses and seminars including instructor development, advanced police photography, major case/crime scene and evidence technician, sex offender management, course in police supervision, sexual assault investigation, DARE officer training, school resource officer certification, blood stain pattern analysis, footwear impression evidence, police shooting analysis, search warrant training, FBI and NYS DCJS fingerprinting Level 1 certification, APCO police/emergency dispatch certification, several Homeland Security incident command seminars.
Romanik also received a commendation from the Chautauqua County Legislature, a Meritorious Service Award from the sheriff’s office for his involvement in a vehicle fire rescue on Route 83 in the town of Villenova in October 2013. Romanik was also named the Law Enforcement “Home Town Hero” by the American Red Cross in 2014.
Romanik is currently on the executive board serving as secretary for the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Chautauqua County Union. He served as past secretary/treasurer and president of the Silver Creek Police Benevolent Association. A former member of the Western New York Police Association and The Police Conference of New York, he is a past member of the Silver Creek Fire Department and Huntley Hose. Also, past member of the New York State Resource Officers Association, New York State Dare Officers Association. He served as a coach for the Hanover Little League and troop leader for Cub Scouts Pack 252.
During his 20 years of employment with the village of Silver Creek, Romanik negotiated labor agreements with the village, wrote several grants for police body armor, traffic enforcement/seat belt enforcement through the New York State Traffic Safety and joint grant through NYS DCJS to purchase video cameras at Silver Creek Central School.
“While working for several past boards over the years, I feel if I can make some changes as a board member, there will be ways to reduce the budget and lower taxes. If elected, I am looking forward to that challenge and bringing several new ideas to the table, working with a board to hopefully turn the village around to be prosperous again,” he said.
Romanik resides in the village of Silver Creek and is the father of two children, Stephen and Emma, who both attend Silver Creek Central School.