The Wayne County Sheriff's Office currently deploys 4 patrolling squads on
a daily rotation. Each squad is manned by a Shift Sergeant, a Corporal and four Patrol
Deputies. All Patrol Sergeants answer to Patrol Captain Billy Anderson. Included in this
duty roster are 2 highly trained and specialized K-9 units. At full staff, there is one
K-9 unit per squad, however, there are currently two vacancies in the K-9 Team. These
K-9's are utilized primarily for narcotics, tracking, evidence retrieval, high risk
building searches and Search and Rescue. "Duke" and "Max" are also
trained for cadaver retreival on land and in water.
In 1999, the Patrol Division answered 26,748 calls which required Law
Enforcement intervention. Of the reporting calls, an average of 21% will be from domestic
violence, one of the highest risk calls for a Law Enforcement Officer. Further statistics
show that 74% will be a report of a misdemeanor crime and an average 26% will be a report
of a felony occurance. A monthly average of arrests will be 112 for misdemeanor charges
and 39 for felonies.