At the age of 18, Sheriff Maciol joined the New York Mills Volunteer Fire Department and today is an active lifetime member. At age 20, Sheriff Maciol was appointed as a patrolman to 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, prior to taking office as Oneida County Sheriff on January 1, 2011. During his police career, Sheriff Maciol 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. To this day, Sheriff Maciol is honored to have received several awards throughout his police career.

Since 2011, Sheriff Maciol has implemented many cost-saving and efficient practices. Sheriff Maciol saved over $3 million in taxpayers’ 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 is a 2014 graduate of the 106th session of the National Sheriff's Institute "Executive Level Management Training" held in Aurora, Colorado.

In 2016, the Governor appointed Sheriff Maciol to the NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. Sheriff Maciol also represents the NYS Sheriff’s Association on the NYS Civil Service Commission’s PERC (Police Exam Review Committee). Sheriff Maciol immediately returned to the Sheriff’s Office as a member of the Oneida County Drug Task Force, the NYS Operation IMPACT program, participates in the GIVE (Gun Involved Violence Elimination) Initiative, and helped create the Oneida County Burglary Task Force. The Sheriff is also currently serving several schools within the county with School Resource Officers, along with Special Patrol Officers who are assigned to nearly all of the county’s schools and county-owned buildings.

Sheriff Maciol has always focused his law enforcement attention and resources on the victims of violence and crimes. Whether it be victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, elder abuse, or animal abuse, their needs have always come first.

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. Sheriff Maciol also served a two-year term on the New York Mills School Board of Education.

Sheriff Maciol is also a member of the Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition, Board member for the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the Red Cross, YWCA Domestic Violence Coalition, the Oneida County Magistrates Association, past President of the NYS Sheriff’s Association currently serving on its Executive Committee, the National Sheriff’s 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, as well as the New York Mills and Oneida County Historical Societies.

Oneida County Sheriff Department Police Reform & Reinvention Committee Meeting