Chief Civil Deputy Melissa Berlinski

Melissa Berlinski graduated from Syracuse University in 1988. In August of 1989, she was sworn in as a Police Deputy. Early in her career she worked road patrol and as an evidence technician. In October of 1998 she was promoted to Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Melissa was a Criminalistics Unit Supervisor in the Wally Howard Center of Forensic Sciences. Later she was also a Supervisor of Services/ Fleet, Road Patrol Supervisor and School Resource Officer Supervisor. During her time at the Sheriff’s Office Melissa was the Director of the Narcan Program and was also the Director of the Peer Support Program. She served as Detective Sergeant in Criminal Investigation Division and General Topics Instructor for DCJS. Melissa also served as the Treasurer of OCSPA.

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.

THE CIVIL DEPARTMENTS OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY – FRIDAY FROM  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM