Chief Civil Deputy Lisa Dell

Chief Dell, originally from Rochester New York, started a law enforcement career with the Baldwinsville Police Department in 1989.  In her time at the department, Chief Dell was a Road Patrol Officer, a D.A.R.E. Instructor, a CNY Police Academy Instructor, Bicycle Safety Instructor, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Bike Patrol officer, Field Training Officer and an Investigator.

After retiring in 2009, Chief Dell was elected to Town Clerk of the Town of Lysander serving 6 years in that role.  Chief Dell was responsible for preparing and monitoring the department budget, preparing financial reports, maintaining and preserving town records and providing for customer needs.

In 2016, Chief Dell was then elected to Onondaga County Clerk where she served 8 years before joining the Sheriff’s Office as Civil Chief in January of 2024.   As County Clerk, Chief Dell was responsible for overseeing the general duties of the County Clerk’s Office to include, but not limited to, the overseeing of recording, maintaining and collection of fees pertaining to thousands of various vital legal documents and public records relating to business, court cases and real property, preparation of department budget, projecting expenditures and monitoring budget expenses, managing and supervising employees, and maintaining open and direct dialogs with County, Town and Village government agencies.

Chief Dell is a graduate of Monroe Community College with an A.A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice, the CNY Police Academy, Cornell University Certified Municipal Clerk’s Institute and received certification as Registered Municipal Clerk from the NYS Town Clerk’s Association.

Chief Dell currently lives in Baldwinsville, New York with her spouse and canine daughter, Nina.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Civil Department is to exercise its responsibilities to professionally receive, serve and execute all civil process and orders that have been issued by a legal authority in a reasonable and timely manner while maintaining an impartial stance between all parties having an interest in a case.