The Sheriff's Patrol section encompass all uniformed deputies and are
responsible for all calls for service. Uniformed deputies answer calls in
the 246 square mile area encompassing all of Union County. Deputy sheriffs
perform a wide variety of duties involving all facets of law enforcement.
Union County Deputies must have an active interest in working with people
and be able to be fair with all persons regardless of race, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, religious belief, political affiliation, or economic
Deputies of the Union County Sheriff perform a variety of duties:
- Respond to emergency calls for assistance
- Investigate complaints
- Investigate suspicious behavior
- Arrest persons suspected of committing crime
- Process crime scenes
- Traffic control
- Provide assistance in resolving problems
- Patrol urban, suburban, and rural areas
Deputy sheriffs also work as court officers in serving all civil and
criminal process in and for the 8th judicial circuit, Union County. This
involves legal service of summons, witness subpoenas, various writs, arrest
warrants and other court actions.
Additionally, deputy sheriffs perform a wide variety of traffic enforcement
on all roads in Union County. The deputies monitor speed through radar as
well as conduct traffic checkpoints and safety checks of the motoring
public. Deputies are the first line of defense on priority calls where life
may be in danger. This includes response to in progress calls, traffic
accidents or robbery alarms just to name a few. The deputy sheriffs of the
UCSO are committed to providing you the best quality law enforcement service
as most live and work in their community.
The Sheriff's Office maintains an active reserve unit of deputies that
assist in many of the community functions such as parades, traffic details
and school events just to name a few. Also, the Sheriff's Mounted Posse has
numerous members that utilize their horses during events and other law
enforcement actions including missing persons, wooded area searches etc. The
men and women freely give of their time to the citizens and play a vital
role in supplementing the deputies as they perform their duties.
The USCO deputies must maintain all state and federal mandates for training
and participate with other state and federal law enforcement on many
acitivites involving the safety and security of Union County citizens.
Deputy sheriffs also work closely with the investigative section of the UCSO
in conducting witness interviews, suspect interviews and serving arrest
warrants to assure that cases are diligently worked through to their
solvency. Annually, the deputy sheriff patrol section works with various
other law enforcement agencies in DUI enforcement as well as other programs
such as MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and the Florida Department of
Transportation to assist keeping Union County roads safe for all citizens.
Supporting Union County Schools, the deputy sheriffs of the uniformed patrol
section work inside the schools promoting safety as well as interacting with
The deputy sheriffs have emergency management duties and are also part of
the statewide mutual aid agreement supporting Florida counties in times of
disaster such as hurricanes, tornadoes or other natural or man-made
If you need more information on crime safety or desire to have a deputy meet
with you to discuss crime prevention in your neighborhood, please contact
the Sheriff's office at 386-496-2501
. As Sheriff, I want to encourage
citizens to "get to know" the deputies and work together in keeping Union
County safe. Prevention is the key to success!