Mission Statement

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.

Oneida County Sheriff Department Police Reform & Reinvention Committee Meeting

The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the County

The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county and is responsible for the safety of people, service to the courts, and preservation of property within the County of Oneida. As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, and one of just three constitutionally mandated officials elected by the citizens of the county, the Sheriff is responsible for, and accountable to, the county's 231,000 citizens.

The Sheriff is supported and assisted by the Undersheriff, who has statutory authority to conduct all business within the purview of the Office of Sheriff. The position of Undersheriff is appointed by the Sheriff.

Chief Deputies supervise divisions or task forces, of which the Sheriff's Office has four: Civil, Correction, Law Enforcement, and the Child Advocacy Center. The position of Chief Deputy is appointed. Chief Deputies are generally persons who are appointed to these position because they possess knowledge and experience specific to the operational aspects of their division or task force.