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 2016
- In 2016 the Oneida County Community Affairs Unit would like to
expand our recruiting by reaching out to the local colleges and
presenting all that the Oneida County Sheriff’s office has to offer to
ensure that we continue to receive the best qualified employees.
- The Sheriff’s Office would like to continue reaching out to the
community to ensure there is an open dialogue between the public and law
enforcement. Understanding the concerns of the public and keeping the
lines of communication open is key to a positive rapport.
- Work to meet the needs of people throughout Oneida County
regarding Domestic Violence cases by use of an advocate provided by the
- Continue to work to handle the opiate problem in Oneida County by
proactive enforcement of laws and working with the local opiate task
force and other related organizations
Assessment of 2015 Goals and Objectives
The Community Affairs Unit attended numerous job fairs, schools and
public meeting to recruit men and women for positions in the Oneida
County Sheriff’s Office. We look to expand our efforts in the future by
working vigorously to ensure that we obtain the best qualified men and
women to fill the ranks of the Sheriff’s office. The Oneida County
Sheriff’s Office Community Affairs Unit have improved community
relations by sitting down with community leaders and Community
Organizations to discuss important public issues. This allows the public
to voice their concerns to law enforcement in a positive manner. We
also explain the services that the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office
offers. This can range from Boater Safety Classes, Domestic Violence
Follow up program and School Resource Officer Programs.
The agency has continued our commitment to work with other local, state,
and federal agencies in the fight against illegal drug activity. We
have full-time investigators to the fight against illicit drug activity
resulting in more intelligence being gathered and subsequent arrests.
The agency is also involved with the region's opiate task force which
meets regularly to discuss the region's heroin problem
The agency remains accredited and has computerized a portion of
the training aspect of the applicable standards. We also send policy
update notifications electronically so that members can access the
information in real time. .
Sheriff’s Office is committed to the Operation Lifesaver Program.
Project Lifesaver is a national, proactive electronic tracking program
used to assist in locating people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and
children with Down Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder who wander from
home and become lost. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office have trained
officers and special tracking equipment to help locate missing persons.
This continues to be one of the more popular programs offered by the
Sheriff’s office. There are presently 27 people on the program with 13
being children. In 2015 five (5) people were located all within 30
The agency continues to provide information by internet on the
agency website and Facebook page. We also continue to provide news
releases on a regular basis for all high profile incidents that occur.
Our Community Affairs Unit has also continues to play an important part
in this process. We have a very successful policy on media relations
which fosters a transparent relationship with the general public.