The road patrol division of the sheriff’s office is tasked with providing law
enforcement services to the 23 townships and 8 cities within the County. The
current road patrol division comprises forty six sworn personnel, serving in
three sub sections of the division.
The main body is comprised of four platoons, providing 24 hour coverage to the
county as a whole. Their duties include traffic enforcement, criminal
investigation, crime prevention and community relations. By the end of this
year, the road patrol deputies will have responded to over 40,000 calls for
The Sheriff's Office also
provides contracted police service to the city of Algonac and four townships.
Algonac, Port Huron Township and Fort Gratiot Township have a dedicated deputy
24 hours a day. The townships of China and East China are also provided with
contracted services for a substantial part of the day. Township deputies perform
the same duties as general road deputies, plus tasks assigned by each township.
The secondary road patrol provides traffic enforcement on the hundreds of miles
of county roadways. Accident investigation and traffic control are also
conducted by the two deputies assigned to the patrol.
Besides providing criminal patrol on a daily basis, most all of the sworn
officers on the department double in one or several special assignments. More
about these services can be found elsewhere on this site.