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Chief Deputy Gregory Pflieger - Correction Division

Chief Deputy Gregory Pflieger is the Correction Division Commander.  The Chief is a life-long resident of Oneida County.  Chief Pflieger is a 1980 graduate of the Holland Patent Central School District.  He attended Herkimer County Community College, graduating in 1982 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science.  The Chief then transferred to Plattsburgh State University College receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Communications in 1984.

Chief Pflieger began his career with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office in 1988 as a part-time Correction Officer.  He became a full-time Correction Officer on April 20, 1989.  During his time with the Sheriff's Office, Chief Pflieger has worked in numerous assignments including housing unit officer, inmate admissions officer, inmate records officer, transportation officer, and training officer.  The Chief was promoted to Sergeant in 2010 and Lieutenant in 2014.

The Chief is a NYSDCJS certified General Topics Instructor and specializes in Chemical Agent training.  Chief Pflieger has received multiple agency citations and awards such as; Education Achievement (2 times), Good Conduct (5 times), Ready Commendation, Promotion of Grade (3 times), Lifesaving (3 times), and Meritorious Service.  The Chief was named Corrections Rookie of the Year in 1989.  He also received the OCDSBA's Humanitarian of the Year award and the Lt. Robert Josyln Memorial Award.  In 2012, he received the Sheriff's Special Recognition Award from Sheriff Robert Maciol.

The Chief is responsible to oversee 235 sworn Correction Officers who are tasked with operating a 632 bed correctional facility. He is responsible for budgetary duties, collective bargaining negotiation, policy regulation, as well as the professional standards of the division in addition to his operational duties.

In his spare time, Chief Pflieger serves as a fire commissioner for the Town of Trenton Joint Fire District.  He and his wife Donna reside in the Village of Holland Patent.