The Patrol Division is responsible for a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes; to control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of community policing. The division is broken down accordingly to aid in mission command and to support Sheriff Operations. The division is also charged with providing professional development training and education to the office in efforts to enhance the profession.
DUTY SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In accordance with General Orders, a Patrol Officer is a commissioned position that may perform a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes; respond to burglaries, robberies, thefts, domestic violence, control traffic flow and enforce state and local traffic regulations and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Sheriff's Office. Their responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following;
Patrol a designated area of the County to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; check buildings for physical security.
Respond to general public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; issue warnings and citations.
Direct traffic at fires, special events, and other emergency or congested situations.
Conduct traffic accident analyses and general traffic surveys; conduct investigations of serious injury and fatality traffic accidents.
Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; take an active role in areas of public education relative to crime and crime prevention.
Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed; secure statements from witnesses.
Assist in the investigation of crimes as assigned; gather and preserve evidence; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects; apprehend and arrest offenders; testify and present evidence in court.
Serve warrants and subpoenas; remain current on laws and procedures required for processing warrants.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
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