Within the pages of this website are descriptions of the various Sections and Units that make up the Patrol Division. Each is designed to meet the needs of the community we serve in the most efficient and economical method possible.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is comprised of three Sections including over one hundred twenty-five men and women dedicated to serve the public and preserve the peace for all who reside in or visit El Paso County. With the passing of 1A, this number will be increasing significantly as we add approximately forty-four new deputies to the Patrol Division. This year and next will be challenging and exciting as we hire, train and deploy these additional deputies in support of the Sheriff’s Office mission. This additional manpower will allow the Patrol Division to address some immediate needs and become more proactive in our policing and prevention of crime. It will allow targeted enforcement and data driven deployment of our patrol resources and allow deputies to spend more time investigating and solving crime rather than taking a report before dashing off to the next call for service or reported crime. Our goal is to prevent crime by deterring crime and arresting violators so they are unable to reoffend. Additional deputies will further allow our members to work directly with the public on preventive programs to reduce crime before it occurs by educating the residential and business communities how to make their properties more crime resistant.
The Patrol Section
The Patrol Section is divided into three overlapping shifts more commonly known as Day Shift, Swing Shift and Mid Shift. The overlapping hours between these three shifts are strategically designed to ensure the community maximum law enforcement coverage during the hours of greatest need based on historical data and learned behavior. The Patrol Section also includes the Civil Unit, Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol and the Crime Analyst.
Special Operations Section
The Special Operations Section is an assortment of several very unique units. Some are very recognizable such as DARE and Traffic, but others are less obvious such as our Chaplains Program and Cadet Program. Some of the other components of the Special Operations Section include SWAT, EOD, CRU, K9, Mounted, Honor Guard, SRO, CNU and many more.
The Reserve Section
The Reserve Section is made up of a volunteer work force committed to helping the Sheriff’s Office better serve the citizens of El Paso County. These unpaid volunteers log thousands of hours in support of the Sheriff’s Office mission. They are largely responsible for earning the funds necessary to purchase their own equipment and outfit their members. These funds are earned through contracts established with several large events throughout El Paso County. Some of the events they work include the Air Force Football Games, The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and the El Paso County Fair.