The Uniform Patrol division, commanded by Captain Neal Bagwell, is responsible for providing first responder law enforcement service to all residents of the county.
The Sheriff's Office utilizes a system of patrol operations based upon (4) twelve-hour shifts, operating in (15) patrol districts. The county is generally divided in half, with the patrol shifts operating out of two precincts. Districts 1 – 7 operate out of the North precinct, while districts 8 – 15 operate out of the South precinct. A Lieutenant serves as the watch commander for the entire shift, assisted by a Sergeant and a Corporal for each precinct, with a Deputy assigned as the primary responder for each district. Patrol Deputies answer all calls for assistance from the public, conduct preliminary investigations of suspicious or criminal activity, investigate motor vehicle crashes, and enforce state laws and local ordinances.
In addition to their first responder duties, Deputies of the Uniform Patrol division also conduct specialized operations by serving in the following units:
Crime Prevention Unit
Crime Supression Unit (GRID)
Underwater Search & Rescue
School Based Services
Captain Neal Bagwell
610 Main Street SW|