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Our Mission

It is the Mission of the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Police Department to provide the citizens of Onondaga County a full service professional law enforcement agency to protect life and property, reduce the opportunity for crime and disorder, enforce all laws, assist victims and provide other police-related services as required by the community. The daily focus of the Police Department is to successfully execute our law enforcement operations with compassion and courage, holding ourselves and each other accountable for our actions at all times, with the goal to provide the highest level of Police service to safeguard the community.

Our Vision


Through a culture of excellence, professional commitment to our mission and adherence to our value system, we will demonstrate in every decision, with every contact, that the members the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office are among the finest public servants in the Nation. We will strive to provide our residents a safe environment in which to live, through effective Civil, Custody, and Police Operations, all while efficiently utilizing public funds. We commit to honor the public trust by employing transparency, collaboration, valuing partnerships and providing dignity to all to ensure operations consistent with the values of a free society.




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


Criminal Investigations Section:
Major Crimes Unit

Burglary Investigation 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


Special Enforcement Section:
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
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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