The Patrol Division of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office is the most visible unit in the Sheriff’s Office, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and responds to over 35,000 calls for service a year. Deputies patrol approximately 157 square miles 24 hours a day. A Deputy Sheriff is often the first contact that many have with the Sheriff’s Office. It is our goal to make all our contacts with the community we serve as professional, courteous, compassionate, and objectively fair as possible. Officers regularly attend training to maintain their skills and expertise in different areas. They have to be ready to handle any call for service such as a domestic assault, child abuse, robbery, burglary, or death investigation – sometimes all in the same shift.
K-9 Patrol Division
Two of our Deputies are specially trained and are paired with a K-9 partner. These Deputies are often called upon during high risk operations such as manhunts, pursuits and search warrants. They utilize their K9 partners to sniff for concealed narcotics and to find fugitives who have run to avoid capture. The K9 officers and their partners train weekly to keep their skills sharp so when they receive the call, they will be ready.
In addition to the units that have organizational structure there are other very important and vital specialty and support units that comprise the remainder of the Patrol Division. Among these are the following: Bike Patrol, Emergency Response Team, Dive Team, Search and Rescue Team, and Honor Guard.