Chief Deputy Dean A. Obernesser - Task Force
Chief Obernesser, life long Oneida County resident , is a native of New
Hartford, where he currently resides with his family.
He graduated from New Hartford Central in 1979.
He attended Mohawk Valley Community College where he graduated in 1981
with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice.
He went on to attend SUNY College of Technology where he graduated in
1983 with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
In August of 1988, Chief Obernesser accepted employment with the United States
Marshals Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice.
He attended Criminal Investigator's Training at the Federal Law
Enforcement Academy in Glynco, Georgia where he graduated in November, 1988.
He went on to graduate from the United States Marshals Service Training
Academy in Glynco, Georgia in December, 1988 and was assigned to the United
States Marshal Office in Hartford, CT.
After serving two years in the Hartford, CT Office, he transferred back to Central, NY
in 1990 to be near family. Chief
Obernesser served in a variety of positions during his tenure with the Marshals
Service in the District of Northern New York. He spent approximately seven years overseeing the seizure, storage and
disposal of seized assets. He
functioned in the capacity of Deputy-in-Charge of the Utica Office for
approximately five years during which he coordinated the law enforcement efforts
of the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, as well as the day to day operations
of the office.
For the past six years he has been responsible for the enforcement of the Sex
Offender Registration and Notification Act, which was part of the Adam Walsh
Legislation enacted into law in 2006. Chief Obernesser has received training in a variety of areas over the
course of his twenty-four plus years in federal law enforcement; which included
training by the New York State Police, training at the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, VA and training in the area of
Crimes against Children in Dallas, TX.
Chief Obernesser is responsible for the supervision and management of the Oneida
County Child Advocacy Center, a collaborative multi jurisdictional unit
comprised of members from the Oneida County District Attorneys Office, Oneida
County Sheriff's Office, Oneida County Department of Social Services, New York
State Police, City of Rome, City Of Utica, and Child Protective Services.