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A Civil Division Deputy Sheriff (Civil Deputy) is a sworn, non-uniformed member of the Sheriff's Office whose primary responsibility is the execution of civil processes and mandates of the courts. This task is accomplished through the service of income and property executions, eviction notices and a variety of other civil summonses, processes and complaints.

A Civil Deputy has the responsibility of assisting individuals who are seeking procedural information regarding civil matters, and for maintenance of a variety of civil documents and records. A Civil Deputy is also responsible for making civil arrests, closing businesses and conducting auctions on foreclosed properties.

Civil Deputies provide courtroom security and prisoner escort and transport within Oneida County court facilities and other facilities statewide.

General supervision is received from the Sergeant-Civil or Lieutenant-Civil, with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work.

Duties of a Civil Deputy; not all inclusive: