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 Associates Degree in
In 1992 the Undersheriff became a Correction Officer in the
Correction Division at the Oneida Co. 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 of the Sheriff’s Office 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 basic course for Civil Law Enforcement.
The Undersheriff was an
active member of the Sheriff’s Honor Guard and within his 14 years as a Deputy
Sheriff has received awards and citations such as, Educational Achievement,
Honorable Service (2 times), Exceptional Duty (2 times), 5 and 10 year Good
Conduct citations, the Drug Buster Award, and many other letters of
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, Rob, was awarded citations for Educational
Achievement, Promotion of Grade, the Official’s Medal (2 times), and the Grand
The Undersheriff remains active in teaching and advancing the Sheriff’s
Office, as well as, training regionally with the law enforcement community.
Undersheriff Swenszkowski has recently been 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, Expandable Baton, TASER, RADAR/LIDAR, Domestic Violence,
Active Shooter Emergency Response and certified GLOCK armorer.
Swenszkowski is currently a member of the National Sheriff’ Association, New
York State Sheriff’s Association, Central New York Association of Chiefs of
Police, Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition, Oneida County Magistrates
Association, and serves on the New York State Zone 7 Counterterrorism Committee.