September 17, 2012
Picente Presents Proclamation to Sheriff Maciol in Honor of Sheriff’s Week
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today presented a proclamation to Oneida County Sherriff Robert Maciol in honor of Sheriff’s week, which is September 16th-22nd.
“Nothing tells us the importance of the office of Sheriff in Oneida County as much as looking back at the start of this county,” Picente said. “Creation of the Office of Sheriff was one of the first orders of business when Oneida County was formed back in 1798. The office was, according to the records, filled by a man named William Coldbraith of Rome who had been a veteran of the Revolutionary War. I think that when we consider that the office was first filled by a man who risked his own life on behalf of liberty, that clearly shows that the measure of character for this office was set very high right from the start.”
“Sheriff Maciol has been a great partner in government,” Picente said. “Each and every day he is dedicated to keeping the residents of this community safe. The Sheriff holds a unique position because his duties go far beyond the traditional role of ‘Keeper of the Peace,’ extending into many facets of public service, including maintaining the county jail, providing security in the courts and serving and executing civic process for the courts.”
Maciol accepted the proclamation on behalf of all the past and present sheriffs and members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. “The Sheriff is the one at the top, but there are some outstanding men and women at all levels of the Sheriff’s Office. I am very proud of the deputies, corrections officers and support staff that make this organization function, and would like to share that pride with the general public. The Sheriff’s Office has a very long and proud history in Oneida County, and every day we put that heritage on the line as we deal with the needs of the people who turn to us for help.”
Sheriff’s departments in New York cover many duties, including security of courts, correctional facilities, patrol, criminal investigations, and traffic control within the five divisions of a department: law enforcement; corrections; security services; civil enforcement and emergency management.