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The Law Enforcement Division is the Sheriff’s Office most visible. Manned by Uniform and plain clothes Deputies, the division serves the county’s citizens through the investigation of accidents and criminal incidents, arrests of law violators, and mediation in the traditional role of Keepers of the Peace in non-criminal matters.

The Sheriff's Uniform Patrol was initiated in 1948, and consisted of two cars and two men who worked evenings only.  Today's Deputy may patrol in a car, on a bicycle, or on a snowmobile; there are Deputies on patrol every hour of every day. The personnel and equipment have changed, but the primary function of the Division today, is still the patrol of Oneida County.  The Uniform Patrol function is assisted by many Units, Sections and Teams; all serving to further the Sheriff's Office mission.

A Law Enforcement Division Deputy is a uniformed sworn police officer, who has completed  twenty two weeks of training at the Basic Police Academy and twelve weeks of on-the-job training under the supervision of a field training officer.  The Sheriff's Office provides the Deputy with all uniforms, equipment and training.  As a Deputy gains experience and skills, he or she has much opportunity to join more specialized units and teams.  But, even as a specialist, a Deputy Sheriff's  primary goal remains, the accomplishment of the patrol function.    

In addition to law enforcement duties, Deputies are involved in many community functions throughout the year. Such events include Law Enforcement Day, Great American Heart Run, Cardiac Arrest Day, Remsen Barn Festival, Boilermaker Road Race and the Boonville-Oneida County Fair.

Specific information on Law Enforcement units and functions can be accessed from the menu to the left.