The Patrol Division is authorized 82 employees, including commissioned law enforcement deputies and clerical staff. The Patrol Division provides a variety of services to the citizens of Sedgwick County. Deputies are assigned to patrol eight beats, covering the unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County. These deputies are the first to contact residents who are reporting crimes, in traffic accidents or otherwise need law enforcement assistance. Each section and unit in the Division concentrates on the accomplishment of its primary mission; however, they regularly combine efforts and share personnel to address specific concerns.
The Administrative Section is comprised of a captain, a lieutenant, and one civilian employee. The patrol administrative section is responsible for the daily operations of the division, along with coordinating with citizens and other law enforcement agencies in providing law enforcement services.
Road Patrol Section
The Road Patrol Section provides law enforcement services to Sedgwick County 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. The Patrol Section is comprised of three shifts each is commanded by a Lieutenant and two shift Sergeants who lead the deputies assigned to the shift as they respond to calls for law enforcement services, traffic issues and provide other services to the community.
The Community Liaison Unit (CL) is comprised two deputies. They have recently merged with our Community Policing Unit. The primary mission of the unit is to provide educational programs for the public to reduce crime through prevention. The Community Liaison Unit also represents the sheriff’s office at community functions such as parades, festivals, and neighborhood association meetings. They facilitate the D.A.R.E. and S.E.N.I.O.R.S. programs. Deputies teach D.A.R.E. to 5th grade elementary students. Instruction focuses on good decision making and the danger of drug and alcohol abuse. The S.E.N.I.O.R.S. program allows seniors living independently the opportunity to provide emergency personnel with important medical and family information in case an emergency occurs.
Community Policing Unit
The Community Policing Unit is commanded by a Sergeant and deputies who use problem oriented policing techniques and coordinate with other private and governmental agencies to address issues within the community.
The Sheriff’s Office has six motorcycles in its fleet. In order for deputies to ride in the motorcycle unit, they must first successfully pass an 80-hour certification course, one of the most challenging courses offered to deputies. Once a deputy has passed the course, they can utilize the motorcycle as a traffic enforcement tool and provide dignitary escorts.
Criminal Interdiction Unit
The Criminal Interdiction Unit is comprised of one Sergeant and four deputies, two deputies are teamed with a police service dog (PSD).
The unit does not have a set schedule which allows them to be used as a force multiplier when the division is working high crime areas. In addition, the unit does aggressive traffic enforcement and special enforcement in areas of high crime.