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
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.