The mission of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office is to safeguard life, property
and public order. Members of the Sheriff's Office will always act not for
themselves, but for the good of the public they serve; and at all times respect
and protect the constitutional rights of all persons.
Members of the Sheriff's Office shall strive to perform their duties with the
highest level of professionalism, and will provide all citizens with those
services necessary for a safe, secure, and crime-free environment in which to
live and work.
Goals and Objectives of the Law Enforcement Division
- Protect life and property.
- Deter and prevent crime.
- Preserve public peace and maintain order.
- Enforce all laws and ordinances within jurisdiction.
- Detect and arrest offenders.
- Execute criminal processes in accordance with law.
- Educate public.
Specific Law Enforcement Objectives for 2017
- Work towards the implementation of Lexipol to standardize the policy management program.
- Implement daily training bulletins to keep members apprised of current legal updates and law enforcement trends.
- Continue to work with the District Attorney's Office to investigate opiate overdoses in order to determine the suppliers of the drugs.
- Implement a bi-annual schedule for staff meetings between administrative staff, command staff and supervisory personnel to ensure that law enforcement and training operations are current and effective.
Assessment of 2016 Goals and Objectives
In 2016, the Oneida County Community Affairs Unit did recruiting in local colleges including Mohawk Valley Community College and SUNY Polytechnic Institute. We also attended various community events where we provided people with recruiting information. Some of the locations where this took place included Oneida/Madison BOCES, Herb Philipson's, New York State Office of Homeland Security, Rome Law Enforcement Day and the Rome Rescue Mission Family Fun Day.
We also continued to reach out have open dialogue between the public and law enforcement. The Sheriff's Office attended job fairs and other community related events such as the America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk, Utica Boilermaker & the Ride for Missing Children. Sheriff Maciol implemented Coffee with a Cop which is an innovative program where police officers meet up with citizens in various locations throughout the community to have open discussions on issues.
The Sheriff's Office did have an advocate from the YWCA review cases and provide support to victims of domestic violence. Deputies have been made aware that there are advocates on call to assist with domestic violence and/or sexual abuse cases. We are currently in the process of putting a replacement advocate in place.
The opiate problem in Oneida County has been a very important issue that Oneida County Sheriff's Office continues to focus on. We have continued to train our members in the use of Narcan. Another investigator is being assigned to the narcotics unit to proactively enforce the laws relating to opiates. The Sheriff's Office also is working with the Oneida County District Attorney's Office to comprehensively review overdose cases in order to track down the suppliers of these dangerous drugs.