The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is finally beginning the hiring process of Special Patrol Officers in schools.

These uniquely qualified officers are tasked with not only keeping students teachers and faculty safe, but maintaining order in the facility.

In order to be considered for this position you must be a retired Police Officer (Deputy, Police Officer, Trooper) or retired Peace Officer (Correction Officer, Parole Officer, Probation Officer) from within New York State. You must also possess a valid NYS Pistol Permit.

Part of the job description includes,

Good knowledge of procedures and practices for protecting and safeguarding buildings and property; good knowledge of the powers of a peace officer; ability to maintain order; ability to perform first aid; ability to exercise judgment and common sense in stressful situations; ability to carry out established security procedures in case of fire, bomb threat or other emergency situations; ability to observe detail, remember facts and information and evaluate situations; ability to understand oral and written instructions and apply information, rules, regulations and procedures to specific situations; ability to prepare brief written communications; ability to communicate information orally to the public or related personnel; ability to use self-defense, restraint techniques and security equipment.

If you would like to apply for the job or would like more information you can visit the Oneida County Sheriff's Office website.