The Sheriff’s Office Civil Division is responsible for the execution of civil
processes and mandates of the courts. The Deputies of the Civil Division
perform property executions and seizures, income executions, and evictions.
They serve orders of protection, subpoenas and summonses. The Civil Division
has responsibility for the transportation of juveniles who are under the
jurisdiction of the courts, but who are not in the custody of the Department of
Social Services. The Division is charged with the movement of prisoners between
Oneida County facilities and facilities statewide, and between holding
facilities and courts within the Oneida County Court House. Civil Division
Deputies also provide courtroom security for all trials held in Oneida County
Civil Division Deputies are
non-uniformed, sworn Deputies, who have completed a Civil Training School; most
have also completed the Basic School for Police Officers. Civil Deputies work
weekdays on the day shift and follow the holiday schedule of the courts.
Deputies are required to work overtime and weekends, when the needs of the
The Civil Division collects over 2.3 million dollars annually, through process
service and income execution, and the Division generates over $200,000 in
annual revenue in fees related to these services. With this much money passing
through the Sheriff's Office custody, accountability is of concern. Until the
year 2001, Deputies and clerks made manual entries in three separate ledgers.
In 2001, a $30,000 federal grant was received, and the bookkeeping and
accounting needs of the division are now managed electronically by Deputies and
clerks who utilize a proprietary software package that was designed
specifically for the needs of the Division.