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Undersheriff Robert S. Swenszkowski

Robert Swenszkowski has been a life-long resident of Oneida County. He graduated from the Whitesboro Central School District in 1990 and attended Mohawk Valley Community College where he graduated in 1992 with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

In 1992 the Undersheriff became a Correction Officer in the Correction Division at the Oneida Co. Sheriff’s Office. During his time working at the Oneida County Correctional Facility he became a New York State Certified Police and Corrections Instructor in general topics and firearms. The Undersheriff was also one of the first members of the jail’s Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T). He later became a Squad Leader of the 30 member unit.

In 2002, the Undersheriff, received a position as a Deputy Sheriff in the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office working as a plain clothes deputy until September of 2006. During his time in the Civil division, he graduated from the Mohawk Valley Police Academy as a New York State certified police officer and completed the basic course for Civil Law Enforcement.

The Undersheriff was an active member of the Sheriff’s Honor Guard and within his 14 years as a Deputy Sheriff has received awards and citations such as, Educational Achievement, Honorable Service (2 times), Exceptional Duty (2 times), 5 and 10 year Good Conduct citations, the Drug Buster Award, and many other letters of commendation.

In September of 2006, he became a Police Officer with the Village of New York Mills and was promoted to Chief of Police in July of 2009, where he managed the sworn and civilian staff of the police department. During his time with the New York Mills Police, Rob, was awarded citations for Educational Achievement, Promotion of Grade, the Official’s Medal (2 times), and the Grand Cordon.

The Undersheriff remains active in teaching and advancing the Sheriff’s Office, as well as, training regionally with the law enforcement community. Undersheriff Swenszkowski has recently been certified in Critical Incident Stress Management Group Crisis Intervention. He is also an Instructor at both the Mohawk Valley Community College Pre-employment Police Course and the Mohawk Valley Police Academy. The Undersheriff is a certified instructor in; General Topics, Firearms, Expandable Baton, TASER, RADAR/LIDAR, Domestic Violence, Active Shooter Emergency Response and certified GLOCK armorer.

Undersheriff Swenszkowski is currently a member of the National Sheriff’ Association, New York State Sheriff’s Association, Central New York Association of Chiefs of Police, Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition, Oneida County Magistrates Association, and serves on the New York State Zone 7 Counterterrorism Committee.