The Patrol Division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Patrol deputies are first responders who provide proactive community and neighborhood patrols, enforce all local, state, and federal laws, traffic laws, and report offenses. Patrol is the backbone of any Sheriff’s Office. Patrol performs initial investigations into offenses and prevents and deters criminal activity through their presence.
Patrol deputies intervene directly in crisis situations. These include crimes in progress in which a patrol response is necessary to prevent injury or damage to property. These responses include crises of a non-criminal nature, such as injuries, suicide attempts, lost persons, etc.
The Patrol Division is made up of eleven deputies. Patrol is assigned a Major, a Captain, 4 sergeants, and 5 deputies. Patrol deputies work twelve-hour shifts with one deputy stationed on the north end of the county and one deputy stationed on the south end. Deputies work out of the Sheriff’s Office located at 37 North Ash Street in Jeffersonville and also out of the Dry Branch Substation located on Georgia Kaolin Road.
The office operates an assigned vehicle program. This program allows vehicles to be assigned to individual deputies and permits quick responses to emergencies from their residences. This program has also proven cost effective as the per unit maintenance cost has been reduced due to better care. The fleet includes over 11 marked units.
|PATROL DIVISION (left to right): Sgt. Oscar Basley, Deputy Howard Street, Major Jamie McDaniel, Sgt. Donnie Bostain, Captain Nathan Hendrix, Deputy Richard Daniels, Sgt. Tony Watson, Deputy Paul Cumpton, Deputy Scott Hatcher, Deputy Marcus Baker, Sgt. Alex Bell|