The Patrol Division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the Sheriff's Office, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Patrol officers are first responders who provide proactive patrols, enforce federal, state, and local laws, traffic laws, and report offenses. In short, Patrol performs initial investigations into offenses and prevents and deters crimes through their presence.
In order to effectively provide coverage throughout Madison County, the Patrol Division utilizes three shifts responsible for continuous coverage of geographic regions of the county. The patrol shifts work in 8-hour tours with both day and night shift coverage.
Additionally, the county is geographically split into zones with overlapping shifts to ensure coverage through any 24-hour period. A Lieutenant and two Sergeants supervise each shift.
Patrol Division Phone: (731) 423-6000 or dial 911 if an emergency. The Patrol Division Commander is Captain William Carneal.