Deputy Sheriffs patrol the county’s 2,332 miles of county, state and
town roadways; providing services to 3 cities, 19 villages and 26 townships.
The patrol service area covers 1,250 square miles.
Deputy Sheriffs are charged with the preservation of public peace, protection of
life and property, and the arrest and prosecution of violators of the varied
laws of the state, county, and local municipalities. Deputies respond to
citizen’s requests for service, provide complaint and motor vehicle accident
investigation, and handle patrol observed incidents. Deputies also provide
services and assistance to Oneida County’s; seven village, three town and three
city police departments, and 59 fire departments.
The Uniform Highway Patrol is staffed by three squads of Deputies. The squads
are scheduled 24 hours per day, seven days a week, for countywide zone patrols.
Deputies work a rotating 4-2-5-1 schedule; a four-day work week with two pass
days (four cycles) and a five day work week with one pass day (one
cycle). Deputies work all three shifts (day, afternoon and midnight) with
rotation to the next shift occurring at the completion of each 4-2-5-1 cycle.
Uniform deputies patrol their assigned zone with marked and semi-marked (no
lightbar) patrol vehicles. The patrol vehicles are equipped with standard police
equipment, including shotgun or long rifle, radar or laser, and laptop
computer with mobile data terminal. Deputies are assigned the same vehicle each
day, and a Deputy shares the vehicle with one deputy from each of the other two
The Uniform Patrol is assisted by support units of Deputies with specific
expertise and equipment to be utilized as needed. These units include the
Emergency Response Team, Underwater Search and Rescue
Team , Hostage Negotiators, K-9 Teams,
Navigation Unit and Snowmobile Unit.
Additional information on Law Enforcement units, sections and functions can be
accessed from the menu to the left.