Our Mission

The mission of the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Police Department, a county law enforcement organization, is to ensure the safety and well-being of the public by enforcing the various statutes of the State of New York and the municipalities within Onondaga County, providing support and cooperation to other law enforcement agencies, providing for the security of the courts in the Public Safety Building and County Courthouse, and effecting offender growth and development leading to law-abiding citizenship.

Our Vision

Our vision is to maintain the confidence that the public has placed upon us by developing a safer and more secure community through supplying high quality, cost-effective law enforcement in an effort to create a positive impact on our community.


Below is a list of all the units and teams within the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Police Department, separated by section.

Major Crimes Section:
Felony Crimes Unit
Fire Investigation Unit
Intelligence Unit
Special Investigations Unit
Truth Verification Unit
Warrants Investigation Unit

Special Crimes Section:
Abused Persons Unit
Cyber Forensic Unit
Property Unit

Patrol Section:

Community Police Stations
Bike Patrol Team
Community Relations
School Resource Officers
Youth Officer

Special Enforcement Section:
Armorer
Aviation Unit
Community Response Unit
Evidence Technicians Unit
Facility Security Unit
K-9 Unit
Traffic Enforcement Unit

Specialized Teams:
Accident Investigation Team
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team
Navigation Team
Snowmobile Team
SWAT Team
Underwater Search and Recovery Team

Other Units:
Information Technology Unit
Inspections Unit
Internal Affairs Unit
Public Information Office
Technical Operations Unit

 

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