Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Police Sergeant Crayg Dykes has announced his candidacy for Onondaga County Sheriff in 2014 and is asking for your support. Read more...
- Deputy Sheriff Police Division - Uniform Patrol— 1991-1993
- Deputy Sheriff Under Cover Drug Investigator- Special Investigations Unit — 1993-1995
- Deputy Sheriff Detective- Criminal Investigations Division — 1995
- Deputy Sheriff Police Division - Traffic Accident Control Team — 1995-2007
- Cultural Diversity Instructor — 1997-present
- Deputy Sheriff Police Division- Evidence Technician Unit 2003-2004
- Deputy Sheriff Police Division- Information Technology Section 2005
- Deputy Sheriff Police Division- Uniform Patrol — 2007-2011
- Deputy Sheriff Sergeant- Police Supervisor — 2011-present
- Crisis / Hostage Negotiator — 2012- present
About Crayg Dykes
Crayg is a native of Onondaga County and currently lives in Cicero with his wife Tina and their 14-year-old daughter Carsyn. Crayg grew up on Syracuse’s West Side in James Geddes Housing, with his four siblings and was raised by his mother Gloria Dykes, who demanded academic excellence & constantly reinforced the importance of hard work and dedication.
Crayg began his law enforcement career at the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office more than 22 years ago, in 1991, when he was just 20 years old. Since then, Crayg has worked in many different capacities within the Sheriff’s Office including: road patrol, undercover narcotics investigator, major crimes detective, traffic accident control team investigator, evidence technician unit and information technology unit. In 2011, Crayg was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and currently supervises deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Police Department.
In 1997, Crayg began teaching veteran Police, Civil and Custody deputies, as well as new police recruits from all over Central New York. Crayg is a certified instructor and is an authority on a variety of law enforcement topics.
Crayg’s community contributions and dedication to public service has earned him several awards, including the Sheriff’s most prestigious award, the Medal of Honor.
Crayg is committed to taking the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office into “The Next Era”…He will provide safety through community policing, restore trust through fiscal responsibility, collaborate with our local law enforcement partners, encourage diversity within the Sheriff’s Office to reflect the community, improve service through technology and connect with our youth to build for the future.