The Patrol Division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the sheriff’s department, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Patrol deputies are first responders who provide proactive patrols, enforce federal, state, and local laws, traffic laws, and report offenses. In short, Patrol performs initial investigations into offenses and prevents and deters crimes through their presence.
In order to effectively provide coverage throughout the county, the Patrol Division utilizes three shifts divided amongst different geographic regions of the county. The patrol shifts work in 8-hour rotations with both day and night shift coverage.
For more information on the Patrol Division or to ask a specific patrol-related question, contact the sheriff’s department’s non-emergency number at 731.228.3000 at any time and ask to speak to an on-duty supervisor.