The road patrol division of the sheriff’s office is tasked with providing law
enforcement services to the 23 townships and 8 cities within the County. The
current road patrol division comprises forty six sworn personnel, serving in
three sub sections of the division.
The main body is comprised of four platoons, providing 24 hour coverage to the
county as a whole. Their duties include traffic enforcement, criminal
investigation, crime prevention and community relations. By the end of this
year, the road patrol deputies will have responded to over 40,000 calls for
The department also provides contracted police service to five townships. Port
Huron Twp and Fort Gratiot have a dedicated deputy 24 hours a day. The townships
of China, East China and Ira also provided with contracted services for a
substantial part of the day. Township deputies perform the same duties as
general road personnel plus the tasks assigned by each township.
The secondary road patrol provides traffic enforcement on the hundreds of miles
of county roadways. Accident investigation and traffic control are also
conducted by the two deputies assigned to the patrol.
Besides providing criminal patrol on a daily basis, most all of the sworn
officers on the department double in one or several special assignments. More
about these services can be found elsewhere on this site.