Warden Michael Franchi
Warden Michael J. Franchi joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1995. After graduating from the Sheriff’s Academy, he started work as a Correction Officer at the Sheriff’s Riverhead Correctional Facility. In the intervening years, he has been promoted to Sergeant in 1997, Lieutenant in 2005, Deputy Warden in 2011 and finally Warden in 2016.
Over that span of time, he has had many responsibilities, including Commanding Officer of the Corrections Administrative Bureau, Commanding Officer of the Sheriff’s Information Technology Bureau, and then as a Deputy Warden where he served as the Executive Officer for the Chief of Staff’s Office and was responsible for the preparation of the Office’s Operating and Capital Budgets. In September of 2016, Warden Franchi took over as the Commanding Officer of the Sheriff Office’s Corrections Division.
He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University and a Master of Business Administration from Dowling College. In his career prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, Warden Franchi spent nine years as a Flight Test Engineer on the F-14 program for Grumman Aerospace and then worked as a Safety Engineer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a little over a year.