law enforcement en Oneida County Sheriff creating a community affairs unit <p></p><p>The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is launching its new community affairs unit with hopes that it will continue providing positive contact between law enforcement and the county's residents.&nbsp;</p><p>Sheriff Robert Maciol introduced the community affairs unit during his inaugural state of the county law enforcement address at Utica College earlier this week.</p><p>"I need a direct life line to the community of Oneida County. I mean we need the people of Oneida County just as much as they need us," he said.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:53:12 +0000 Gino Geruntino 55076 at Budget paves way for statewide information sharing for police <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Tuesday’s executive <a href="" target="_blank">budget proposal</a> address included a $10 million initiative from the Cuomo administration to create a statewide police information database.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:02:06 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50227 at Budget paves way for statewide information sharing for police Longtime Onondaga County sheriff announces retirement <p></p><p>Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh announced Monday morning that e will retire after 20 years in the position.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:34:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49860 at Longtime Onondaga County sheriff announces retirement Oneida County enacts new cyberbullying law <p>Cyberbullying has become a front and center issue for Oneida County in recent months. Now those online attacks are a punishable offense.<br /><br />The newly enacted local law makes several forms of computer bullying illegal, including posting doctored images, creating a fake profile or website, and making online statements that are meant to immediately provoke another person.<br /> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:21:24 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47739 at New York's Gun Control Law Gets Even More Controversial Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The shooting last year at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut just before Christmas and leaving little children dead looked for a moment like it would change gun laws. It didn't, expect in a couple of places. New York was one. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:36:32 +0000 editor 43911 at Syracuse Police Department Review Board making a difference <p>It's been about a year since a revitalized Citizen's Review Board started investigating complaints about Syracuse Police officers, but their<a href=""> first annual report</a>, which covers the last half of 2012, shows progress. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:49:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35746 at Syracuse Police Department Review Board making a difference Pawn shops finding ways around Syracuse laws <p>The city of Syracuse is asking Onondaga County to help crack down down on burglaries. Syracuse officials want to make it harder for burglars to sell stolen items to second hand shops throughout the county. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:06:39 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32473 at Groups calls for Onondaga County jail oversight board <p>The United as One Coalition is taking its case for an Onondaga County jail oversight board to county lawmakers. &nbsp;Coalition members want the Onondaga County Legislature to create a board that they say could ultimately save lives. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:35:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31426 at Oneida County bath salts use down, but drugs still a problem <p>The use of synthetic drugs like bath salts became a growing health and law enforcement problem in upstate New York this summer.&nbsp; Wednesday, the public had a chance to learn more about this latest trend in drug abuse at a forum in Utica. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:40:16 +0000 Luke Tubia 26299 at