A Law Enforcement Division Deputy Sheriff (Deputy Sheriff - Patrol) is a sworn police officer; responsible for the enforcement of laws, protection of life and property, and the arrest and prosecution of law violators.

A Patrol Deputy’s work primarily entails routine patrol operations in an assigned area of the county. The work consists of investigations, apprehension of criminals, and related police duties in accordance with rules and regulations of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

A Patrol Deputy works under the supervision of a Corporal, Sergeant, or higher-ranking officer. The senior officer oversees the work performed by the deputy, and assistance and instructions are provided as special problems arise.

Duties of a Patrol Deputy; not all inclusive:

-Maintains motorized or walking patrol within an assigned area or building in Oneida County. Deputy Sheriff Car on patrol

-Conducts traffic enforcement operations and motor vehicle stops.

-Responds to, and investigates; crime in progress calls, criminal activities, suspicious activities, and complaints.

-Makes arrests and/or issues appearance tickets for violations of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

-Conducts searches and seizure.

-Arrests and detains suspects, which includes; advising persons of their constitutional rights (Miranda Warning), arresting persons pursuant to a warrant, conducting warrantless arrests (non-traffic), and inspecting vehicles for weapons and/or contraband.

-Interviews and interrogates, and obtains and records confessions and statements.

-Controls civil disorder, which may include the use of chemical agents and non-lethal weapons (electronic control devices, pepper spray, beanbag projectiles) and wears a gas mask during the performance of such.

-Collects and preserves evidence and personal property from crime scenes, documents chain of custody for evidence, protects and secures crime scene, records location of physical evidence and fingerprints at the scene, and labels evidence.

-Uses physical force to: break up fights, carry an immobile child, pull a person out of the vehicle to effect rescue or arrest, subdue physically attacking person, use weaponless defense tactics, subdue person resisting arrest, disarm violent armed suspect, search for person in darkened building or environment, strike person with a baton.

-Possesses knowledge of, and uses physical force and deadly force, including: cleaning and inspecting weapons, discharging a firearm, drawing a weapon to protect self or third party, participating in firearms training, securing firearm when off-duty, firing weapon in dark environment with aid of a flashlight.

-Attends court, presents evidence in connection with arrests made or cases investigated, and testifies in court proceedings.

-Operates various agency motor vehicles under various difficult conditions.

-Takes custody of mentally deranged or deficient persons for their own protection.

-Transports prisoners, inmates, and defendants to various courts and transports juvenile defendants to and from Division for Youth facilities and courts, and maintains security of defendants.

-Conducts motor vehicle accident prevention.

-Conducts Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Enforcement.

-Conducts emergency preparedness and disaster control.

-Possesses knowledge of, and provides emergency medical assistance, such as: basic first aid, negotiations with suicidal persons, use of protective gear to prevent contact with infectious diseases, and use of blood-borne pathogen clean-up kit.

-Executes and serves warrants provided by various courts, including Governor's and Fugitive Warrants and serves court subpoenas and court orders.

-Maintains order of crowds, parades, funerals, and other public and private gatherings.

-Makes daily reports of activities.

-Speaks to groups about police procedures and activities, in an effort to foster greater understanding and cooperation with the public.

-Answers questions and directs the public in law enforcement related matters.

-Handles other mandates of the Sheriff, as directed.

Although this isn't a complete list of your duties and just a small look into what you do each and every day. Thank you for your dedication and service to the member of Oneida County.