Oneida County Sheriff’s Office
Law Enforcement Building
6065 Judd Road
Oriskany NY 13424
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Monday through Friday. Closed weekends and holidays.
To obtain a copy of a police report:
Faxed requests for copies of reports are preferred, but phone calls and walk-in
requests are also accepted; on a first come, first served basis.
A report must be in the records office before we can provide you a copy.
Deputies and supervisors need time to complete their paperwork and its movement
into the records office, and this process can take seven to ten days. If you
fax your request to the records office, we will fax the report back to you as
soon as it arrives in the office. If you prefer to call or appear at the
office, we can only provide you with the report if it is completed and filed in
the office. If the report has not reached the office, you will have to contact
the investigating Deputy to ascertain when the report will be complete.
We will provide you or your insurance company with one copy of "your" police
report at no cost. We are allowed to charge 25 cents (New York State law)
per page, but we determined that it costs us more than that to receipt and
reconcile the quarter. You save money, we save money.
Freedom of Information Law (Foil) response copies of reports cost 25
cents per page.
Anyone can Foil request and receive a copy of a Complaint Report (CR-1) or
Accident Report (MV-104a). Only the initial report is available (usually the
first page) to the public. If you are the originator of a complaint, you
may also request a copy of any depositions you made.
Non-public reports, including Deputies’ investigative reports, arrest
information, and statements given by other than the requestor, are only
provided when ordered by a subpoena. The subpoena must be one issued and signed
by a judge or justice.
Accident and crime scene photographs and images (excluding autopsy images) may
be available, at a cost of $20.00 per sheet. Photo and image copies are
acquired through the Forensic Identification Section
byFoil request. Questions concerning the steps to take to acquire
photographs and images should be directed to the Forensic Identification Unit
at (315) 765-2260.
Criminal history searches are handled by the Pistol Permit / ID Card Unit. See
the ID Card page of this site for contact
Records Unit - General
The Records Unit of the Law Enforcement Division maintains all paperwork
generated and received by division personnel. The paperwork includes
investigative reports, statements, depositions, accident reports, traffic
summons, arrest paperwork, court orders, domestic incident reports, patrol
activity reports and foil requests. The information from all paperwork received
by the Records Unit is manually keyed into an applicable database, which is
then accessible to division personnel for research and statistical purposes.
Complaint, accident and arrest data, from 1988 until present, is available.
After report and paperworkdata is entered in a database, the paperwork or
report is copied, distributed and filed by the Records Unit staff. Copies of
reports are mailed daily to the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, Oneida County
Department of Public Works, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, NYS
Division of Criminal Justice Services, and the Oneida County District
The Records Unit maintains copies of Law Enforcement Division equipment
certifications such as RADAR and Breathalyzer calibrations and certifications.
Certified copies of these records are routinely sent to the District Attorney’s
Office in preparation for traffic and criminal case prosecution.
When available, Records Unit staff handles “walk-in” complaints and motor
vehicle equipment checks. The unit stores, tracks, and delivers to DMV, vehicle
license plates that have been taken from vehicles by Patrol Deputies or that
have been turned in as found property. The Unit maintains emergency contact
information for Oneida County businesses and listings for the numerous courts
and justices of the county.
Most records and reports; motor vehicle accidents, complaints, and domestic
incident reports, are stored and accessible for twenty years or longer. Traffic
summonses are only stored for 2 years. Report information that has been entered
into an electronic database is intended to be accessible indefinitely. If the
Unit receives a request for a record that is not stored locally (records older
than five years are stored off-site) the record can be provided, but it will
take a little extra time.
Statistical information is not routinely available, unless it is information
generated in the normal course of “business”:
Uniform Crime Reports (UCRs) are prepared monthly and annually. The UCRs consist
ofcrime and complaint statistics that we compile as a normal course of
business. Copies of UCRscan be obtained by foil request.
The count of words displayed on this page is a statistic. We do not have a need
for this information so we do not generate this statistic.You cannot
utilize a Foil request to obtain the count of words on this page.
However, a copy of this web page is available with a Foil request because the
page was prepared in the normal course of business. You are entitled to
the data, but generating the statistic from the data is your chore.
(Okay. Just this one time. There are 1,027 visible words on this page.)
The New York State Committee
on Open Government maintains awebsite which may more fully
explain the specifics of Foil.