The Road Patrol is the most familiar division of the Sheriff's Office. This division is made up of one lieutenant, eight sergeants, and approximately 37 deputies (including 9 deputies serving in township contract positions.)
Patrol deputies respond to approximately 20,000 calls for service each year, patrolling a county which is approximately 850 square miles in area with 2,055 road miles. The calls for service range from life-threatening emergencies to general assistance. Patrol deputies also monitor traffic, frequently testify in court, and assist the community in many diverse ways.
The county is divided in to five separate patrol/community policing areas which we call ALLCOPS team areas. This allows deputies to be assigned to the same area as much as possible, and allows them to get to know the citizens and neighborhoods better.
This team of 1 sergeant and 3 deputies was developed to respond to the escalating problem of automobile crashes that are related to speed and other driver errors. These officers work designated high-problem areas of the county. They are trained in accident reconstruction and investigation of all serious and fatal accidents. This unit also assists other jurisdictions when requested.