Sheriff Robert M. Maciol
Robert M. Maciol was elected Sheriff of Oneida County, New York, and assumed office on January 1, 2011.
Sheriff Maciol is a lifelong Oneida County resident and was born, raised and educated in New York Mills, where he currently resides with his family. At the age of 18, Rob joined the New York Mills Volunteer Fire Department and remains an active member, currently serving as the department’s vice president. At the age of 20, Rob was appointed a patrolman with the New York Mills Police Department. Three years later he transferred to the Whitesboro Police Department, where he served as a police officer for 21 years before commencing his role as Oneida County Sheriff.
During his police career, Rob was trained and certified in numerous areas of law enforcement. He also served as a D.A.R.E. Officer for six years within the Whitesboro Central School District. Sheriff Maciol is honored to have received numerous awards throughout his police career.
In addition to serving the public as a law enforcement officer, Sheriff Maciol was, and continues to be, an active community member. He made local history by becoming the youngest Mayor of the Village of New York Mills, proudly serving his community in this position from 2000 to December 31, 2010. Rob also served a two-year term on the New York Mills School Board of Education.
Since 2011, Sheriff Maciol has implemented many cost saving and efficient practices. Sheriff Maciol saved over 3 million dollars in tax payers money in his first year in office. The Sheriff has attended training and conferences throughout New York State through the New York State Sheriff’s Association and nationally through the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Sheriff Maciol returned the Sheriff’s Office as members of the Oneida County Drug Task Force, the NYS Operation IMPACT program, and most recently helped create the Oneida County Burglary Task Force. The Sheriff is also currently serving 7 schools within the county with School Resource Officers.
Sheriff Maciol is a member of the Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition, the Oneida County Magistrate’s Association, the NYS Sheriff’s Association, the National Sheriff’s Association, the Central NY Chiefs of Police Association, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the NAACP, the NY Farm Bureau, Sons of the American Legion Post 1376, Polish League of American Veterans (honorary), Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, and the New York Mills and Oneida County Historical Societies.