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 2015
- Work towards improved community relations by attending community events and meetings.
- Expand our recruitment efforts by sending community affairs officials to job fairs, schools, and public meetings.
- Continue our proactive efforts towards illegal drug activity and related crimes.
- Maintain the accreditation program and streamline it's operation.
- Continue to protect our vulnerable community members through Operation Lifesaver.
- Continue to keep the public informed by using social media and public service announcements.
Assessment of 2014 Goals and Objectives
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has continued it's commitment to providing a safe a secure environment for the citizens of Oneida County in their communities, public buildings, and businesses. We have created a Community Affairs Unit which has worked with to foster good working relationships with the citizens who live in our county thereby improving our ability to keep you safe.
The agency has been working to implement Offender Watch to assist the Child Advocacy Center in monitoring approximately 200Sex Offenders.
The agency continues to provide information by internet on the agency website and Facebook page. We also provide news releases on a regular basis for all high profile incidents that occur. Our Community Affairs Unit has also played an important part in this process.
The agency has continued our commitment to work with other local, state, and federal agencies in the fight against illegal drug activity. We have added full-time investigators to the fight against illicit drug activity resulting in more intelligence being gathered and subsequent arrests.
The agency has maintained it's accreditation status for the road patrol and civil division. The correction division is currently in the process of becoming accredited. Much of the information disseminated for accreditation has been sent digitally so members can be aware of any related information in real time.
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 "at risk" citizens who have Alzheimer's disease, Autism, Down Syndrome or others who may be at a constant risk to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The Oneida County Sheriff,s Office Project Lifesaver program is the largest in the Unites States and is being used as a model for all future program development. Oneida County currently has 30 people on the program.
We have promoted 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.
We also have promoted 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.