The Union County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division is under the supervision of Major Robert Hines and consists of approximately twenty deputies and supervisors. In 2015, our deputies responded to 17,367 calls-for-service. Patrol deputies respond to calls-for-service ranging from vandalism and disputes among neighbors to murder, rape and robbery. These deputies serve as the starting point for any investigation into criminal activity and perform a critical service in resolving problems, making arrests, and providing assistance to the public. When not responding to calls-for-service, deputies patrol the county, serve civil papers and warrants, escort funerals, present cases in Magistrate Court, and testify in General Sessions Court. In short, in terms of daily law enforcement activities, the Uniform Patrol Division serves as the “backbone” of the Sheriff’s Office.
“As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence and disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice.”