Fifteen New Deputy Sheriffs Take the Oath of Office for Oneida County

Earlier today, fifteen new members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office took the Oath of Office as they begin their career as Deputy Sheriffs. The Oath of Office was administered to the new Deputies by Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol in front of the Deputy Kurt B. Wyman Law Enforcement Building in Oriskany with their family members joining them.

Twelve of the fifteen Deputy Sheriffs will be reporting to the Mohawk Valley Police Academy located on the Utica Campus of MVCC Monday morning as they begin six months of classroom and practical exercises along with an intense physical fitness training program. Upon successful completion of the academy, the recruits will then undergo twelve weeks of field training before they can begin working on their own.

Two of the fifteen Deputy Sheriffs have already completed the Phase I Pre-Employment Police Academy on their own and will only be required to complete a few segments of the remaining training that will be done through an upcoming Phase II Police Training program. The last of the fifteen new Deputies is joining the Sheriff’s Office as a fully trained and certified police officer.

The newest members of the Sheriff’s Office sworn in today as Deputy Sheriffs are:

Esma Bajric, of Utica

Raymond Boyko, of Deansboro

Thomas Bronson, of Remsen

Matthew Cadwell, of Whitesboro

Michael Caputo, of Utica

Luke Carpenter, of Utica

Tanner Nodine, of Rome

Jack Oczkowski, of Marcy

Mark Paciello, of New Hartford

Loralie Park, of Blossvale

Benjamin Petrie, of Oriskany Falls

Michael Sanders, of Morrisville

Jared Sykes, of Holland Patent

Anthony Traviglia, of Rome

Nathan Valentine, of Chittenango

Father Arthur Krawczenko, the Sheriff’s Office Chaplin, opened the ceremony followed by brief remarks from Captain Christine Reilly. Captain Reilly oversees the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division.

All fifteen Deputies are assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division at the Sheriff’s Office.