After 45 years of service, Oneida County Probation Director David Tomidy is retiring.

The 68-year old Tomidy began his career with the County in 1973 as a Probation Officer.  He worked his way up the ranks to Senior Probation Officer and Probation Supervisor before becoming Probation Director in 2006.

During that time, he started the department’s Intensive Supervision Unit, was a founding member of Utica City Drug Court, served as Oneida County Traffic Chairman, oversaw reentry programs, was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Community Reentry and Integration and was instrumental in placing probation officers in ten school districts to help reduce juvenile delinquency and identify students with behavior and attendance issues.

“It has been an honor and thrill to work in this vital profession to serve Public Safety and help improve lives,” Tomidy said. “Probation is frequently under-appreciated for the many things and functions we perform. I am grateful for the full support the County Executive and the Board of Legislators have offered me.  I will remember my partners in the Law Enforcement community and service providers.”

Tomidy's last day on the job will be Friday.