The Patrol Division of the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of four shifts and is supplemented by two swing shifts to provide county-wide patrol coverage for the citizens of Bradford County. The Patrol Division operates under the direction and supervision of the Patrol Commander. Patrol provides coverage and emergency response by designation of “patrol zones” which identify specific geographical areas of responsibility. Creation of designated zones and assignment of personnel to specific areas reduces emergency response time by decreasing required travel distances.

The Patrol Division is the first line of response for emergencies and other incidents requiring law enforcement presence throughout the county. The Patrol Division responds to both emergency and non-emergency calls that are dispatched from our communications center. In addition, it provides visible patrol within the jurisdiction for both rapid response and crime deterrence through presence. Patrol Deputies are responsible for generating initial reports and handle a multitude of other special functions. Additional duties of the Patrol Division include traffic enforcement, serving civil process, conducting initial criminal investigations, crime scene processing, conducting searches for missing or endangered person(s), making arrests, transporting of person(s) in custody, and various other police related services. The primary goal is to be responsive in providing professional, courteous and reliable law enforcement presence, with priority on the areas of greatest need, as may be dictated by the circumstances. In order to provide maximum coverage and to keep the cost of services to a minimum the Patrol Division incorporates part-time and reserve deputies, as a means to provide additional manpower and supplement our patrol capabilities.

Many of the diverse functions and duties of the Patrol Division are carried out under the most adverse of conditions. Deputies work in all types of inclement weather conditions, responding to emergencies, warning of hazards, and providing initial protection to people in need throughout the county. Patrol Deputies are often called upon to take risks in an effort to protect others from danger or being victimized.

The citizens of Bradford County can rely on the Patrol Division for courteous, professional, and compassionate service. If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, please see our Human Resources page.


Contact Information

Patrol Division
945-B N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
Office: 904.966.6304
Fax: 904.966.6160

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5pm

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