The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Patrol Division, consists of 31 certified deputies. They include a Patrol Commander, Patrol Lieutenant, Training Lieutenant, Aviation/Marine Lieutenant, four Shift Sergeants, thirteen Patrolmen, a School Resource Officer, two full time Bailiff/Process Servers, a part time Bailiff, four courthouse security personnel, and two transport officers. Patrol deputies are responsible for answering and handling all calls for service from the public in Mississippi County. They are responsible for patrolling all county roads and providing a presence as a measure to help deter crime. All deputies respond to complaint calls, crimes in progress, take reports, serve warrants, work accidents, and perform a wide range of duties on a daily basis.
The patrol unit has the responsibility to maintain a safe and orderly environment for citizens and visitors in all areas of Mississippi County. These are the men and women who are the first to respond to your call for help. They are almost always the first to arrive on a scene and give aid and comfort the injured. They often put themselves in harm's way every day to stabilize a violent domestic call or search a dark building for a dangerous suspect.