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Undersheriff Robert S. Swenszkowski

Robert Swenszkowski has been a life-long resident of Oneida County. He graduated from the Whitesboro Central School District in 1990 and attended Mohawk Valley Community College where he graduated in 1992 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree, in Criminal Justice. In 2015 the Undersheriff graduated from Columbia College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, magna cum laude.

In 1992 the Undersheriff became a Correction Officer with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. During his time working at the Oneida County Correctional Facility he became a New York State Certified Police and Corrections Instructor in general topics and firearms. The Undersheriff was also one of the first members of the jail's Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T). He later became a Squad Leader of the 30 member unit

In 2002, the Undersheriff, received a position as a Deputy Sheriff in the Civil Division working as a plain clothes deputy until September of 2006. During his time in the Civil division he graduated from the Mohawk Valley Police Academy as a New York State certified police officer and completed the NYS Sheriff's Association basic course for Civil Law Enforcement. The Undersheriff was an active member of the Sheriff's Honor Guard during his 14 years with the Agency.

In September of 2006, he became a Police Officer with the Village of New York Mills and was promoted to Chief of Police in July of 2009, where he managed the sworn and civilian staff of the police department. During his time with the New York Mills Police, as both a Patrolman and Police Chief, received a number of agency awards for accomplishments above and beyond the call of duty.

The Undersheriff remains active in teaching and advancing the operations of the Sheriff's Office, as well as, training regionally with the law enforcement community. Undersheriff Swenszkowski is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management & Group Crisis Intervention. He is also an instructor at both the Mohawk Valley Community College Pre-employment Police Course and the Mohawk Valley Police Academy. The Undersheriff is a certified instructor in; General Topics, Firearms, Electronic Control Devices, RADAR/LIDAR, Domestic Violence, and Active Shooter Emergency Response.

During his cumulative career with the Sheriff's Office the Undersheriff has received various awards and citations such as; Educational Achievement (2 times), Honorable Service (2 times), Exceptional Duty (3 times), Good Conduct Citation (3 times), Ready Commendation, Promotion of Grade, 2014 Presidential Security Detail Citation,  Grand Cordon (7 times), Drug Buster, The Oneida County Executive Officials Medal,  Sheriff's Special Recognition, and a myriad of other letters of commendation and recognition.

Undersheriff Swenszkowski is currently a member of the National Sheriff's Association, New York State Sheriff's Association, Executive Board Member of the Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition, Oneida County Magistrates Association, serves on the New York State Zone 7 Counterterrorism Committee and is the Vice-Chairman of the Oneida County Sheriff's Law Enforcement Association.