The Patrol Division within the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is broken down into four shifts, each shift being run by a patrol sergeant. There are currently 29 deputies assigned to all four shifts. Coverage is provided 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Patrol deputies have many different functions including but not limited to, calls for service, accident investigation, assist travelers, making arrests, appearing in court, paper service, public relations, writing reports, and checking on various communities within our County.
Within the Patrol division we have a K9 unit composed of 5 K9 deputies. Their expertise is narcotics, evidence recovery, explosives, tracking, and accelerants.
One School Resource Officer provides services for the Jasper, Sarcoxie, and Avilla school districts. His duties range from criminal complaints to DARE instruction. He provides a valuable link between the schools and law enforcement.
Jasper County is one of the few counties in the state to provide an animal control officer to its citizens. He handles everything from abuse and neglect to property disputes.
The DARE program is an international taught program instructed by law enforcement officers with the focus on drug, alcohol, and tobacco awareness to school aged children. DARE teaches children the negative effects of these drugs on their still growing bodies. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office has had a Deputy in place to teach DARE at the Jasper, Avilla, and Sarcoxie School Districts since spring of 2007.
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office presently contracts 1 deputy to full time patrol duty within the Village of Airport Drive. This deputy provides needed law enforcement services to this busy and striving community.
Patrol deputies conduct routine traffic enforcement along County roadways and enforce criminal laws of the United States, State of Missouri, and County of Jasper.
Other areas coverage by patrol are, but not limited to:
- DWI Enforcement
- Speed Enforcement
- Marijuana Eradication
- Vehicle Safety
Encompassed with the patrol division is a large amount of training. Many of our deputies are certified to instruct in the following topics:
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Breath Alcohol
- Defensive Tactics
- Racial Profiling
- Drug Recognition Expert
- Firearms – Tactical