Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg served our Country in the United States Navy from 1964 thru 1966. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, Sheriff Stenberg took the New York State Police examination, and, upon passing and being hired by the State Police, entered the New York State Police Academy in 1968.
Upon graduating from the State Police Academy, Sheriff Stenberg was assigned to Troop “E” Headquarters (Canandaigua) where he began his duties as a New York State Trooper. Sheriff Stenberg was assigned to the Williamson State Police Barracks for initial field training and, in May of 1969, transferred to the Waterloo State Police Barracks.
In 1981, Sheriff Stenberg was promoted to Investigator and assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. During his tenure as a BCI Investigator, Sheriff Stenberg did tours at the Horseheads, Wolcott and Newark State Police Barracks before finally being assigned to State Police Troop “E” Headquarters in Canandaigua, New York. During his tenure in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Sheriff Stenberg participated in hundreds of criminal investigations ranging from Murders, Rapes, Arson, Burglaries and Child Abuse cases.
In 1986, Sheriff Stenberg was assigned the additional task of a “polygraphist.” He attended the National Academy of Polygraph Science in New York City. During the next ten years, Sheriff Stenberg administered over 800 polygraph examinations for the New York State Police and local police agencies throughout Troop “E”.
Sheriff Stenberg was assigned to the New York State Police Major Crimes/Violent Crime Investigations Team operating out of Troop “E” Headquarters in Canandaigua, New York, where his expertise was relied on for “cold case” and active major criminal investigations.
From 1995 through 1997, Sheriff Stenberg was assigned as Officer in Charge of the Waterloo and Auburn State Police BCI Units.
Sheriff Stenberg retired from the New York State Police in 1997. Sheriff Stenberg enjoyed a brief retirement.
After a brief retirement, Sheriff Stenberg was hired as a Special Investigator with the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office in 2004.
In November 2007, Sheriff Stenberg was elected Seneca County Sheriff and took office on January 1, 2008.