Captain Duane Howard
Patrol Division is under the command of Captain Duane Howard and is made
up of dedicated deputies who take pride in the work they do. The
principal responsibility of this division is to provide twenty-four hour
protection for the citizens and visitors of
In addition, the Uniform Patrol Division acts to prevent the occurrence
of crimes through visible preventative patrol; to respond rapidly to all
requests of an emergency nature; to improve the criminal apprehension
rate by conducting thorough preliminary on-scene investigations where
appropriate; to assist citizens in dealing with legal, medical, social
or humanitarian problems through direct crisis intervention and/or
making referrals to agencies equipped to deal with such problems; and to
improve law enforcement and community relations through increasing the
quality and quantity between citizens and the Sheriff’s Office.
The Uniform Patrol Division is comprised of twenty-four deputies and is
geographically dispersed through the 713 square miles of
. The Uniform Patrol operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days
a week, including all holidays.
The primary goal of the Uniform Patrol Division is the preservation of
peace and social order. To achieve this goal, every effort will be
made to build a strong positive relationship between the Sheriff’s
Office and the community it serves.
In Case of an Emergency