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The Patrol Division’s primary objective is to improve the quality of life of and carry out a partnership with the citizens of Spotsylvania County through swift response to calls for service and proactive initiatives. To accomplish this mission, the Patrol Division is organized into three main parts: Patrol, Traffic Enforcement Safety Unit, and the School Resource Unit. Each of these units has a distinct role to play in the overall operation of the Sheriff’s Office.

The patrol function is broken down into three Platoons. Each of the platoons operate on a permanent fixed schedule to provide first responders to handle calls for service from citizens, provide proactive patrol in the community, conduct traffic enforcement, and protect the children that attend county schools.

In addition to the units that have organizational structure there are other very important and vital specialty and support units that comprise the remainder of the Patrol Division. Among these are the following: Bike Patrol, SWAT, K-9 Unit, Dive Team, Search and Rescue Team, Honor Guard, Marine Operations, Explorer Program, Mounted Patrol Unit, Crisis Negotiations Team, Project Lifesaver, and Unmanned Aircraft System.

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