Sheriff’s Office Holds Swearing In Ceremony

Four new Deputy Sheriffs and one new Correction Officer were sworn in this morning at a ceremony held at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.  Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol administered the Oath of Office to the new members and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente addressed them and their families, who were also present at this morning’s formal event.

Deputy Sheriffs assigned to the Patrol Division are:

Deputy Andrew Benkwitt Jr. of Utica
Deputy Stephen Leuthauser of Waterville
Deputy Travis Kinderman of Whitesboro
Deputy Ernest Weeks IV of New Hartford

Correction Officer assigned to the Corrections Division:

Correction Officer Jacqueline Davis

All five appointees are graduates of either Mohawk Valley Community College or Utica College. Deputy Ernest Weeks is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and is also a Purple Heart recipient.