The Uniform Patrol Division is responsible for providing first responder law enforcement service to all residents of the county.
The Sheriff's Office operates a patrol system utilizing 8 zones. The county is generally divided in half, with the patrol shifts operating out of north and south precincts. The North Precinct, comprising patrol zones 1-4, is commanded by 1st Lt. Brian Pearson, as the Precinct Commander. The South Precinct, comprising patrol zones 5-8, is commanded by 1st Lt. Chris Dale, serving as the Precinct Commander.
Operationally, the precincts mirror each other, with a system of overlapping shifts to ensure more manpower availability during peak hours. Within that system, the shifts are supervised by 10 sergeants (5 for each precinct) that serve as Watch Commanders, overseeing a total patrol force of 68 deputies. These deputies are responsible for answering all calls for assistance from the public, conducting preliminary investigations of suspicious or criminal activity, investigating motor vehicle crashes, and enforcing 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 Active Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Unit, K9 Unit, Marine Patrol and Traffic Enforcement Unit.