The Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Patrol Division is the most visible member of the Williamson County Sheriffs Office. Patrol Deputies provide service 24 hours a day to the 583 square miles of Williamson County, responding to a variety of emergency and non-emergency calls for service. In 2013 the Patrol Division responded to over 30,000 incidents.

While on patrol, some of the responsibilities include:
  • Attending community functions
  • Conducting investigations
  • Controlling violent situations
  • Evaluating
  • Investigating traffic accidents
  • Providing traffic control
  • Responding to radio dispatches or citizens requests
  • Testifying in court


A Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Patrol Division is a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. The Patrol Deputy must then undergo a rigorous 16-week Field Training Officer program. The deputy is evaluated and scored every day during this probationary period. Once the deputy successfully completes the Field Training Officer program they are assigned to a Patrol Shift. 

Units within the Patrol Division

Traffic Unit
Flex Unit
Reserve Deputy Program
School Crossing Guards