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Chief Deputy Michael Purdy - Task Force

CHIEF DEPUTY, Michael Purdy, was appointed as the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center in October of 2018. He is a graduate from Sherburne Earlville Central School and attended the Otsego Count Law Enforcement academy fall of 1995, and began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a part time police Officer in the Village of Hamilton. During the Police Academy received credits to obtain an AA in Criminal Justice from the Corning Community college.

Chief Purdy has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. In 1998 he became a full time police officer at the City of Norwich Police Department. In 2000 he was promoted to Crime Scene investigator, investigating felony major crimes such as Robbery, Burglary, serious physical assault crimes, and homicide. From 2005-2017 became NYS certified forensic interviewer becoming a member of the Chenango County CAC, certified in interview and interrogation, Child Physical Abuse and neglect, indicators of human deception, and crisis negotiation.

In 2009 the Chief transferred to the Narcotics Unit, as Lead Investigator, falling under the federal Bureau of Justice Services (2 years), and becoming a member and operating with (Task Force) federal/State/local agencies, and was a cross-designee of the NYSP-CNET. Chief Purdy managed covert narcotic operations involving the sale, manufacturing and distribution of illegal narcotics. Responsible for tactical, logistical, and operational orders. Worked with Oneida County, City of Utica and Rome, as well as other village Police Departments in Oneida County. He retired in 2017.

Chief Purdy was also a member of the DHS as a field Intelligence officer CTZ-6 counterterrorism unit. He is also a NYDCJS Certified General Topics Instructor (IDS) and certified in; Indicators of Terrorist attacks, Gang recognition, Drug Trafficking, Methamphetamine Manufacturing, Forensic Interview, Child Physical abuse and neglect.