The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement
officer of Oneida County. Equipped with the resources of the Sheriff's Office,
the Sheriff is an elected official who performs constitutionally mandated
duties for the citizens of the county.
The Sheriff's Office is structured of three Divisions:
Civil, Correction and
Law Enforcement. Each Division is comprised of numerous Units, Sections
and Teams, whose specific tasks are collectively directed toward accomplishment
of the agency mission.
In existence for over two hundred years, the Sheriff's Office (also known as
Sheriff's Department) is the oldest law enforcement agency in Oneida
County. During these two centuries, many sheriffs have been elected or
re-elected to the political office of Sheriff. As sheriffs enter and vacate
office, goals and the methods by which they are achieved have changed, but the
Sheriff's Office, the physical entity, consistently pursues its core
responsibility: Safeguard life, property, and public order.
Deputy Sheriff Kurt B. Wyman - Killed in the line of duty, June 7, 2011.