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
Special Recognition, and a myriad of other letters of commendation and
Undersheriff Swenszkowski is currently a member of the National
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.