A Law Enforcement DivisionDeputy Sheriff (Deputy Sheriff - Patrol) is a
sworn police officer; responsible for the enforcement of laws, protection of
life and property and the arrest and prosecution of law violators.
A Patrol Deputy’s work primarily entails
routine patrol operations in an assigned area of the county. The work consists
ofinvestigations, apprehension of criminals, and related police duties in
accordance with rules and regulations of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.
A Patrol Deputy works under the supervision of aSergeant or higher-ranking
officer. The senior officer oversees the work performed by the deputy, and
assistance and instructions are provided as special problems arise.
APatrol Deputy is armed with a handgun and specialized police
equipment at all times while on duty.
Duties of a Patrol Deputy;not all inclusive:
Maintains motorized or walking patrol within an assigned area or building in
Conducts traffic enforcement operations and motor vehicle stops.
Responds to, and investigates; crime in progress calls, criminal activities,
suspicious activities and complaints.
Makes arrests and/or issues appearance tickets for violations of federal, state
and local laws and ordinances.
Conducts searches and seizure.
Arrests and detains suspects, which includes; advising persons of their
constitutional rights (Miranda Warning), arresting persons pursuant to a
warrant, conducting warrantless arrests (non-traffic), and inspecting vehicles
for weapons and/or contraband.
Interviews and interrogates, and obtains and records confessions and
Controls civil disorder, which may include the use of chemical agents and
non-lethal weapons (tear gas, pepper spray, beanbag projectiles) and
wears gas mask during performance of such.
Collects and preserves evidence and personal property from crime scenes,
documents chain of custody for evidence, protects and secures crime scene,
records location of physical evidence and fingerprints at scene, and labels
Uses physical force to: break up fights, carry an immobile child, pull person
out of vehicle to effect rescue or arrest, subdue physically attacking person,
use weaponless defense tactics, subdue person resisting arrest, disarm violent
armed suspect, search for person in darkened building or environment, strike
person with a baton.
Possesses knowledge of, and uses deadly force, including: cleaning and
inspecting weapons, discharging firearm, drawing weapon to protect self or
third party, participating in firearms training, securing firearm when
off-duty, firing weapon in dark environment with aid of flashlight.
Attends court, presents evidence in connection with arrests made or cases
investigated, and testifies in court proceedings.
Operates various agency motor vehicles under various difficult conditions.
Takes custody of mentally deranged or deficient persons for their own
Transports prisoners, inmates and defendants to various courts and transports
juvenile defendants to and from Division for Youth facilities and courts, and
maintains security of defendants.
Conducts motor vehicle accident prevention.
Conducts Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Enforcement.
Conducts emergency preparedness and disaster control.
Possesses knowledge of, and provides emergency medical assistance, such as:
basic first aid, negotiations with suicidal persons, use of protective gear to
prevent contact with infectious diseases and use of blood-borne pathogen
Executes and serves warrants
provided byvarious courts, including Governor's and Fugitive Warrants and
serves court subpoenas and court orders.
Maintains order of crowds, parades, funerals and other public and private
Makes daily reports of activities.
Speaks to groups about police procedures and activities, in an effort to foster
greater understanding and cooperation with the public.
Answers questionsand directs the public in law enforcement related
Handles other mandates of the Sheriff, as directed.
Candidates for the position ofDeputy Sheriff - Patrol,are
selected from a Civil Service List, which is compiled from the results of a
Prior to taking the exam, one must have graduated from high school or possess a
high school equivalency diploma and be no greater than thirty-five years of age
(six years allowance for military duty or terminal leave) as of the date taking
Prior to appointment, candidates for the position ofDeputy
Sheriff - Patrolmust:
The starting salary for aDeputy Sheriff - Patrolin 2006 is $34,638,
with a maximum salary for a senior deputy of $46,545. The starting/senior
salaries for 2007-2008 are not determined as of March, 2008. A Recruit Deputy'ssalary is85% of the starting salary
until completion of Basic Police Academy training.
Additional information and testdates for theposition of Law
Enforcement Deputy Sheriff can be obtained from the Oneida County Personnel Department.