Patrol Deputies are the first responders to incidents, as they respond directly to calls that are dispatched from our 9-1-1 Center when people call in an emergency.
Patrol Deputies are also one of the most visible representatives of the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office, as they proactively patrol our community.
Deputies work to become well-acquainted with the county and the community members they serve. When not responding directly to 911 calls, or providing backup to other deputies or other area law enforcement, Patrol Deputies use proactive time to focus on traffic enforcement and ongoing criminal investigations and crime problems in specific neighborhoods.
Patrol Deputies work 24/7 year round. Patrol Deputies work on a 12 hour rotating schedule that includes weekends and holidays.
Patrol Deputies are given extensive training in many different skill sets and attend mandatory training throughout their careers because they come across so many different types of incidents and situations.
A background and understanding of patrol work is essential before a deputy may transition to any other type of specialized law enforcement assignments.