The Onondaga County Park Rangers Department is a full-service law enforcement agency, established in 1935 and authorized by Criminal Procedures Law §2.10(11). The primary mission of the department is to help maintain a safe environment for patrons of the Onondaga County Parks System and to provide related law enforcement services.
The geographic area of employment for our department is Onondaga County, pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law §140.25(5) and our sworn officers respond to law enforcement calls for services throughout Onondaga County to assist other law enforcement agencies as needed.
Sworn officers have the power to make warrantless arrests and to issue appearance tickets, simplified traffic informations, simplified parks informations and simplified environmental conservation informations within Onondaga County.
Our officers enforce the Penal Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Environmental Conservation Law, Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, Agriculture and Markets Law, City of Syracuse Parks Local Laws and the Onondaga County Parks and Recreation Local Laws.
Our officers are dispatched to calls for service through the Onondaga County Emergency Communications Center 911 system. In addition, our department participates in the countywide law enforcement report writing and criminal information database system.
Click here to download the Onondaga County Park Rangers Subject Management Policy.
During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.