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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 Court.

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 courts require.

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.