The Patrol Division of the Sheriff's Office is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Patrol Division consists of the following staff members:
- 3 Sergeants
- 2 Corporal
- 12 Patrol Deputies
- Some of a patrol deputy's job duties includes the following tasks:
- Regularly conducts proactive and reactive patrol of County roads and other designated areas, maintaining high visibility and ensuring security of
residences and businesses. Investigates and reports all suspicious or unlawful activities, and performs necessary actions to ensure proper enforcement of applicable laws.
- Responds to citizen calls of distress and complaints of alleged unlawful activity; assesses and brings situations under control, takes statements from
victims and witnesses, provides appropriate assistance, and ensures lawful apprehension and arrest of criminal offenders.
- Conducts traffic patrol, stopping vehicles for traffic violations to advise drivers of safe driving practices, issues warnings and/or citations, and effects
arrests as warranted.
- Investigates traffic crashes, assessing the extent of personal injuries, calling for emergency medical assistance, taking statements from victims and
witnesses, directs and removes damaged vehicles to ensure the roadways are clear.
- Participates in formal investigation of crimes by searching crime scenes, collecting, preserving and protecting evidence according to prescribed
procedures, interviewing victims and witnesses, and conducting neighborhood checks.
- Serves various legal documents, including summonses, court orders to appear and notice of hearings.
Deputies may also serve on or coordinate specialty areas in law enforcement, including:
- Special Response Tactical (SRT) Team
- Traffic Crash Reconstruction
- SCUBA Diving
- Child Safety ID
- Speaking at public engagements