A new chief deputy of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center has been appointed, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.
Sheriff Rob Maciol says that Michael Purdy has been appointed to the position. Purdy previously served 20 years with the Norwich Police Department’s Patrol Division, then worked as an investigator with the department’s Narcotics Unit, and then as an investigator for the Chenango County Child Advocacy Center.
According to the “notice of vacancy” that was posted previously for the position, being Chief Deputy (Task Force Operations) involves “assisting the Sheriff, Undersheriff, District Attorney and Commissioner of Social Services with planning, administering, and supervising the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.”
Chief Deputy Purdy replaces former Chief Deputy Joseph Lisi, who was promoted to undersheriff at the beginning of September.