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The Patrol Division is probably the most visible of all divisions that make up the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. Each deputy is certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.). 

The state mandates each deputy undergoes 40 hours of in-service training annually in order to maintain certification. Patrol deputies’ primary focus is to develop a positive relationship with the public. While patrolling the streets of Bradley County to assist the public, deputies will also enforce traffic and criminal laws to keep our streets safe. This division is on-duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure the safety of our citizens!

On September 1, 2014, the Patrol Division of the sheriff’s office was enlarged and tweaked to place a greater emphasis on the day-to-day efforts. Sheriff Eric Watson instituted his “Back to Basics” philosophy. This involved deputies to begin to spend much more of their time communicating with citizens in their homes, schools, and businesses.

Sheriff Watson recognizes the Patrol Division is the first line of defense in the fight against the criminal element, and has ensured enough resources are available for daily operations.

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A Nights Patrol

A Typical Shift of Patrol Officers







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