Former Probation Director Named Interim STOP-DWI Coordinator

Picente Announces Tomidy Will Assume Role Temporarily

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that former Oneida County Probation Director David Tomidy will serve as interim STOP-DWI Coordinator as a search for a permanent replacement is conducted.

Tomidy retired in December after serving 12 years as Probation Director and 45 years in the department.

“Dave Tomidy was an extraordinary leader for Oneida County and I take great comfort in the fact that he will be overseeing our STOP-DWI program and stabilizing it during this time of transition,” Picente said. “His experience and expertise will prove invaluable as we seek the right person to permanently direct this important program on a new path into the future.”

Tomidy started the Probation 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.

He will assume the role of interim STOP-DWI Coordinator effective March 11, 2019. Oneida County is currently soliciting candidates to fill the coordinator position permanently. The job specifications, qualifications and salary range are available at the Oneida County website’s Personnel Department page.