Patrol deputies answer calls for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Patrol Division has three ten hour shifts which are scheduled in a way that maximizes the number of deputies working during times of high call volume.
Patrol Deputies are the first responders to any call for service or call for help inside Lubbock County making them the most visible part of the Sheriff’s Office. Patrol Deputies are responsible for enforcing the laws of the State of Texas, conducting preliminary investigations, executing warrants, and conducting patrol activities in order to help maintain a safe community. Patrol deputies lend assistance to all other divisions of the Sheriff’s Office and assist all other Police agencies inside Lubbock County when needed.
Patrol Deputies receive continual in-service training to keep current on the ever changing laws and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) required training. Patrol Deputies, in addition to their Patrol duties, have the ability to serve on the SWAT Team, Hostage Negotiator Unit, and the Honor Guard.