The Road Patrol Division consists of uniformed Deputies whose primary responsibility is to answer the daily “calls for service”. Uniformed Deputies enforce traffic regulations throughout our County as well as handle a variety of other types of calls such as thefts, burglaries and domestic violence calls. This division receives advanced training in pursuit driving, crime scene processing as well as many other areas. The road patrol division routinely works with other agencies such as the Ohio Highway Patrol in joint efforts to eradicate those operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol and drugs through â€œOVIâ€ task forces and checkpoints.
With advanced training, Deputies assigned to criminal patrol teams work together to aggressively enforce traffic laws with an emphasized mission of locating drugs, guns and other fruits of criminal activity traveling on our County’s roads. The Tuscarawas Sheriff’s Office also has a K-9 unit that participates in the criminal patrol efforts as well.
The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office has a S.W.A.T. team that trains regularly for missions involving an elevated potential for violence. The S.W.A.T. team is issued special weapons and equipment to help in the performance of their duties and promote safety in extremely hazardous situations. A trained Crisis negotiator also trains with the team periodically. The S.W.A.T. team has been used in high risk search warrants, hostage situations and for the search of armed fugitives.
The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office has a K-9 unit that consists of two full time, fully trained “dual purpose” dogs.