The Patrol Division Officers
are first to respond to your request for help and the first to respond to
emergency ("911") and non-emergency calls for service.
After completing entrance
level training, new deputies are assigned to the Patrol Division for further
training and released to solo patrol. The Patrol Division is responsible for
the proactive enforcement of Maryland laws and the reporting of crimes. Their
duties include, but are not limited to, traffic and drug enforcement, criminal
investigations of minor crimes, the initial investigation of major crimes such
as robbery, rape, homicide and other felonies.
Under the command of Commander Steven A. Hall, the
Patrol Division of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is
comprised of four squads of deputies that provide 24-hour,
around-the-clock service to St. Mary's County residents.
Each squad is staffed by a Lieutenant, two Sergeants and a
complement of deputies.