The Road Patrol Deputies are tasked with protecting life and property within Washington County. Deputies patrol assigned areas to maintain order, enforce laws and provide assistance to citizens as needed. Units also respond to reports of misdemeanors or felonies and perform preliminary investigations.
Like most law enforcement officers, Washington County Deputy Sheriff officers apprehend suspected law violators, execute arrests, search and transports person(s) in custody.
Officers perform related duties as necessary ( securing fingerprints, preparing reports, taking photographs etc).
The Sheriff's Office Patrol Division is one of the most visible services in the department. Uniformed Deputies provide professional law enforcement services throughout all of the towns in Washington County.
Sheriff Deputies operate the historic red and white patrol vehicles and respond to all types of calls. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are highly trained professionals and provide vital services to the citizens of Washington County. Deputies on the patrol division work ten hour shifts, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (B-line), 2:00 pm to 12:00 am (C-line), 9:00 pm to 7:00 am (A-line). Shift assignments are bid based on seniority. Patrol Sergeants supervise each shift as well as a Patrol Lieutenant and Captain.
Patrol Deputies also have opportunities to become members of specialty units such as the Office’s SERT team, snowmobile patrol, marine patrol , accident reconstruction unit and canine units.