The 73 uniformed supervisors and deputies under the leadership of the division captain are responsible for patrolling highways, streets and neighborhoods of the county 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They respond to traffic accidents, issue traffic citations, keep the peace and quell disturbances, arrest offenders and testify in court.
The deputies are the ones who arrive when a caller frantically dials 911 and begs for help. They are the men and women who rush into burning buildings to rescue trapped residents. They breathe life back into the frail bodies of struggling infants and pursue lawbreakers who wreak havoc on the public. Deputies weather temperatures that may climb over 100 degrees or drop to well below zero. Over the course of a career, deputy sheriffs will rub shoulders with the elite, the hard-working laborer and the derelict who is broken in body and spirit. The deputies will mingle with the rich and poor, young and old and sick and well. From youngsters to senior citizens, people rely on the uniformed sheriff’s deputy for advice, help and sympathy.
Specialized units within the patrol cooperate with one another to carry out their assignments. They include: