Chief Joseph Lisi - Task Force
Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi is the Task force Supervisor of the Oneida
County Child Advocacy Center. The Chief manages a staff of investigators from
agencies such as the New York State Police, Utica Police Department and Rome
Police Department. He works closely with the Oneida County District Attorney's
Office and Oneida County Department of Social Service, National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children as well as contracted victim advocate groups.
Chief Lisi is a native of Utica. Chief Lisi Graduated from Notre
Dame High School in Utica in 1975. He earned his Associates Degree in 1977 from
Mohawk Valley Community College, and his Bachelor's Degree in 1979, from SUNY
Utica Rome. He joined the Oneida County Sheriff's Office Highway Patrol in 1980.
He was promoted to investigator in 1987 and continued to in the criminal
investigation unit for the remainder of his career, being promoted to Sgt. In
1994 and Lt. in 1997. Lisi retired in 2004, at which time he went to work for
National Grid as a security investigator.
During his time with the Sheriff's Office the Chief has received
awards and citations such as; Educational Achievement (2 times), good conduct (5
times), Exceptional Service, Ready Commendation, Honorable Discharge, Promotion
of Grade (3 times), Grand Cordon (4 times), Sheriff's Special Recognition, Life
Saving, and Meritorious Service (4 times), American Legion Award 1988, Oneida
County Police Coalition Award 1988 &1992, NYS Assembly Award for Meritorious