The Patrol Division operates under the supervision of Captain James Lean. There are three rotating shifts consisting of a total of 16 patrol deputies. The patrol shifts are each supervised by a patrol lieutenant and a patrol sergeant. Part time and reserve deputies supplement them as needed and when available.
Patrol deputies are responsible for answering and handling all calls for service or assistance from the public. They are responsible for patrolling unincorporated areas of the county and providing a visible presence as a proactive measure to help deter crime. Deputies respond to complaint calls, crimes in progress, take reports, serve warrants, investigate accidents, testify in court and perform a wide array of related duties. They also provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies in Pope County and surrounding areas when called upon.
Other uniformed personnel include a training officer, a civil process officer, a school resource officer, three transport officers, one court bailiff and one courthouse security officer. Sheriff’s Deputies have concurrent jurisdiction throughout both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county with municipal police officers and constables.