Easily the most recognizable element of the Union County Sheriff's Office, the patrol division provides twenty-four hour a day protection and services for all unincorporated and some incorporated areas of Union County. Deputies conduct preliminary investigations of criminal activity and traffic accidents, proactive patrols of the county, traffic enforcement, incident reporting, warrant service, civil process service, disaster relief, security checks of churches and businesses after hours, and providing assistance to other municipal agencies in the county when requested.
The patrol division consists of four lieutenants and twelve uniformed deputies split up into four shifts, with each shift working a 12 hour tour. Each deputy has his patrol vehicle assigned to him and takes it home with him at the end of his shift. This take-home car policy helps reduce overall vehicle maintenance costs, as well as deterring criminal activity in the neighborhoods where our deputies reside.