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 2014
- A continued commitment to providing a safe a secure
environment for the citizen's of Oneida County in their communities,
public buildings, and businesses.
- Implementation of Offender Watch to assist the Child Advocacy
Center in monitoring Sex Offenders.
- Continue to keep the public informed by using social media and public service announcements.
- Continue our commitment to work with other local, state, and
federal agencies in the fight against illegal drug activity.
- Maintain the accreditation program and streamline it's operation.
- Continue to protect our vulnerable community members through Operation Lifesaver.
- Promote the safety of crime victims by providing information on VINE, the National Victim Notification Network. VINE was created to keep victims informed about the custody status of their offenders. VINE Service Number : (888) 846-3469 TTY: (866) 847-1298 www.vinelink.com.
- Promote the safety of crime victims by providing information on SAVIN-NY (www.savin-ny.com). The Order of Protection Notification System is a free service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to crime victims who have been granted a Family Court Order of Protection in New York State. This system provides the victim with the choice to register through NY-Alert
to be notified by e-mail, text, iPhone/iPad app, telephone, fax or web
query when law enforcement reports the order as being served.
Assessment of 2013 Goals and Objectives
Commitment to a Safer and More Secure Community -
The Sheriff's Office
provides patrol related services to the 26 Towns and Villages throughout Oneida County.
We continue to work with the police departments of the three
Cities. Field Offices are located
in Barneveld, Camden, and Waterville.
The agency has posts at the County Office
Building in Utica,
Rome Family Court, and Rome Supreme Court.
The county's lakes, canals, walking trails, and snowmobile trails
are patrolled by Sheriff's Deputies using specialized equipment such as
boats, ATVs, and snowmobiles.
Public Service and Media Relations -
The agency consistently
releases information regarding all major
incidents and agency functions.
We have a dedicated Facebook page and Website where material can
Proactive Drug Enforcement - We continue
our commitment to working collaboratively with other local, state, and
federal agencies to investigate drug related crimes in
Accreditation Status Maintained - An annual
compliance survey was sent to the
State Division of Criminal Justice Services attesting to compliance with
the 133 state approved policies and procedures.
The standards in place ensure proper training of members and
promote public confidence in the operation of the agency.
The Civil Division also became accredited
during the year 2013.
Project Lifesaver Initiative Continues - To
protect our vulnerable community members through Operation Lifesaver
remains an important goal for agency.
Specialized equipment can be used by your Sheriff's Office to
rapidly locate and rescue â€œat riskâ€ citizens who have Alzheimerâ€™s
disease, Autism, Down Syndrome or others who may be at a constant risk
to the life threatening behavior of wandering.
Protecting our Children at the Child
2013, the agency continued it's commitment to the
Center. The investigators assigned there
were tasked with investigating crimes against our county's children. The
handles investigations of child sexual abuse in which the victim is
under 17 years of age.
Keeping Crime Victims Informed - The agency
provides information on it's website to promote the safety of crime
victims. The National Victim
Notification Network (VINE) was can be used to keep victims informed
about the custody status of their offenders.
VINE can be contacted at (888)
846-3469 or www.vinelink.com.
is an order of protection notification system which is a free service
available to crime victims who have been granted a Family Court Order of
Protection in New York State. This system provides the victim
with the choice to register through NY-Alert to be notified by e-mail,
text, iPhone/iPad app, telephone, fax or web query when law enforcement
reports the order as being served.