Lieutenant Rick Lucy
The Patrol Division operates under the direction of Lieutenant Rick Lucy. In addition to Lt. Lucy, the Patrol Division consists of Sgt. Ken Grayham, Sgt. Brian Davis, Sergeant Dwight Duch, Sergeant Doug Meurer, Corporal Kristofer Savino, Corporal Sheri Jones, Corporal Robert Recktenwald, Deputy Michael Holland, Deputy Tracy Munson, Deputy Charles Menschik, Deputy Robert Recktenwald, Deputy Rockie Morrell, and Deputy Jeremy Melton.
Patrol deputies are responsible for answering and handling all complaint calls and calls for service or assistance from members of the public. They are responsible for patrolling all county roads and providing a visible presence as a proactive measure to help deter crime. Deputies patrol and enforce state laws and county ordinances throughout all areas of Baxter County. Baxter County is divided into six (6) rural patrol zones, with daily zone assignments being made by the shift supervisor. Deputies respond to complaint calls, crimes in progress, take reports, serve warrants, investigate accidents on county roads, and perform a wide array of related duties. They also provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies in Baxter County and surrounding areas when called on. Sheriff's Deputies have concurrent criminal jurisdiction throughout both the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the County with Constables and Municipal Police Officers.
The Patrol Division consists of four shifts of three deputies each. They are supplemented by part time and reserve deputies as needed and when available. Patrol Division Deputies patrolled over 340,642 miles in Baxter County during 2014, and answered 8,071 complaint calls and calls for service that came in through the Sheriff's Communications/Dispatch System.