Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol administered the oath of office today to the largest number of Road Patrol Deputies ever hired at one time by the Sheriff’s Office.

16 of the 20 new deputies will begin twenty six weeks of training at the Mohawk Valley Police Academy on Monday, followed by twelve weeks of field training.

The new deputies will be joining the Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division, filling vacancies created by several retirements and transfers.

The new Deputies appointed are:

  • Mohammad Aldoori, age 31 of Utica (born in Iraq / became a U.S. Citizen recently)
  • Sanel Besli, age 32 of Utica (born in Bosnia)
  • Austin Cady, age 21 of New Hartford
  • Andrew Citriniti, age 26 of Sauquoit
  • Medin Divovic, age 34 of Utica (born in Bosnia)
  • Steven Eilers, age 36 of Deansboro
  • Ryan Fleury, age 21 of New Hartford
  • Christopher Grasso, age 27 of Whitesboro
  • Justin Houle, age 22 of Rome
  • Wesley Jackson, age 30 of Utica
  • Jeffrey Kistner, age 24 of Utica
  • Dennis Kowalski, Jr., age 28 of Oneida
  • Casey Lewis, age 30 of Waterville
  • Luke Mack, age 22 of Camden
  • Andrew Mallinder, age 23 of Oneida
  • Nicholas Marcano, age 28 of Camden
  • Colleen Moran, age 28 of Whitesboro
  • Zachary Przybla, age 25 of Westmoreland
  • James Quinn, age 24 of New Hartford
  • Olga Vakulchik, age 30 of Utica (born in Belarus)

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente joined Sheriff Maciol at today's ceremony.

Oneida County Sheriff's Office