The Patrol Division operates under the direction of Undersheriff John M. Eagan. Patrol deputies are responsible for answering and handling all calls for service or calls for assistance from members of the public. They are responsible for patrolling all county and state roads and providing a visible presence as a proactive measure to help deter crime.
The Patrol Division schedule consists of three shifts. It is a rotating schedule working six days on with two days off. They are supplemented by reserve deputies as needed and when available. Polk County currently has 13 patrol officers. They are responsible for patrolling a county of 671 square miles. Officers respond to calls received by Polk County Central Dispatch and the Sheriff's Office. All calls for service are responded to by priority of the call. Response time will vary depending on where our officer responds from and how many calls are pending at that time. Calls for service include: complaints, domestics, assaults, thefts, burglaries, alarms, accidents, and motorist assists. Along with calls for service all officers are responsible for serving civil process. They also provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies and answer calls when municipal officers are not available in the municipalities throughout the county.
Our goal is to "Protect & Serve" the 30,000 plus citizens of Polk County with PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS and EFFICIENT Law Enforcement.