Robert Swenszkowski, Undersheriff
Robert M. Maciol was elected Sheriff of Oneida County, New York, and assumed office on January 1, 2011.
Sheriff Maciol is a lifelong Oneida County resident and was born, raised and educated in New York Mills, where he currently resides with his family. At the age of 18, Rob joined the New York Mills Volunteer Fire Department and remains an active, life time member. At the age of 20, Rob was appointed a patrolman with 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 before commencing his role as Oneida County Sheriff.
During his police career, Rob 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. Sheriff Maciol is honored to have received numerous awards throughout his police career.
In addition to serving the public as a law enforcement officer, 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. Rob also served a two-year term on the New York Mills School Board of Education.
Since 2011, Sheriff Maciol has implemented many cost saving and efficient practices. Sheriff Maciol saved over 5 million dollars in tax payers money in his first two years 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 returned the Sheriff’s Office as members of the Oneida County Drug Task Force, the NYS Operation IMPACT program, and most recently helped create the Oneida County Burglary Task Force. The Sheriff is also currently serving 7 schools within the county with School Resource Officers.
Sheriff Maciol also serves as a Board Member for The Montgomery Experience, serves as Chairman of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Foundation, and serves as a member of the Mohawk Valley / YWCA Domestic Violence Coalition.
Oneida County has a population of 235,000 and an area of 1,250 square miles.