Undersheriff Joseph Lisi
Joseph Lisi was appointed to the position of
Oneida County Undersheriff in August of 2018. As Undersheriff Lisi is second
in command of the Sheriff's Office and maintains the statutory authority to
serve as the Sheriff in the Sheriff's absence. Previously he served as Chief
Deputy of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center. As Chief he managed a
staff of investigators from agencies such as the New York State Police,
Utica Police Department and Rome Police Department. He works closely with
the Oneida County District Attorney's Office and Oneida County Department of
Social Service, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well
as contracted victim advocate groups
Undersheriff Lisi is a native of Utica. He Graduated from Notre Dame High School in Utica in 1975. He earned his Associates Degree in 1977 from Mohawk Valley Community College, and his Bachelor's Degree in 1979, from SUNY Utica Rome. He joined the Oneida County Sheriff's Office Highway Patrol in 1980. He was promoted to investigator in 1987 and continued to in the criminal investigation unit for the remainder of his career, being promoted to Sgt. In 1994 and Lt. in 1997. Lisi retired in 2004, at which time he went to work for National Grid as a security investigator.
During his time with the Sheriff's Office the Undersheriff has received awards and citations such as; Educational Achievement (2 times), good conduct (5 times), Exceptional Service, Ready Commendation, Honorable Discharge, Promotion of Grade (3 times), Grand Cordon (4 times), Sheriff's Special Recognition, Life Saving, and Meritorious Service (4 times), American Legion Award 1988, Oneida County Police Coalition Award 1988 & 1992, NYS Assembly Award for Meritorious Service 2002.
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 also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Oneida County Sheriff's Law Enforcement Association.