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.
- 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 2022
- To implement Principled Policing training for all Law Enforcement members. This training which covers Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy will help the agency improve the relationship between the community and the police.
- Implementation of the Domestic Violence High Risk Team (DVHRT). This team in partnership with YWCA of the Mohawk Valley, the District Attorney’s Office and others will help to identify intimate partner domestic situations that are a high risk for homicide or near-lethal assaults as well as providing a coordinated response effort.
- Implementation of Mental Health and Disability Awareness training as part of a plan to ensure an appropriate, sensitive response to individuals in our community.
- The agency was able to provide Principled Policing training for all Law Enforcement members in 2021. This training was added as part of the Police Reform plan in an effort to continue to improve relationship with between the community and Law Enforcement.
- A Domestic Violence High Risk Team was implemented within Oneida County. The team is made of representatives from the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley, the District Attorney’s Office, as well as Child Protective Services, Probation, Mental Health and several Law Enforcement agencies to include the Sheriff’s Office. The team has had several successful interventions, which have included providing victims with different services such as counseling, filing for orders of protection and reimbursement for security systems.
- Autism awareness training for first responders was provided to the agency in the spring of 2021. This training enabled deputies to have a better understanding of how to assist those members of our community with autism as well as their families.