Patrol is the most visible division to the public as they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. HCSO Patrol Deputies respond to both emergency and non-emergency situations ranging from traffic crashes to domestic situations and are responsible for over 500 square mile area of Hamilton County.
The Patrol division is led by Captain Mark King who has over 30 years of service at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. He has direct supervision over 80 patrol deputies.
- Special Weapons & Tactics (S.W.A.T.)
- Hostage Negotiation (HNT)
- Incident Command Team
- Marine Patrol
- School Resource Division (SRO)
- Reserve Deputies
- Mounted Horse Patrol
- Chaplains Program
- Explorers Program
- Motorpool (Fleet Maintenance)
- HCSO Honor Guard
- Field Training Officer Program
The Uniformed Patrol division consist of over 80 deputies, eight (8) Sergeants and four (4) Lieutenants divided into eight (8) teams, each assigned to twelve (12) hour shifts.
Field Training Officers (FTO) serve as instructors and mentors for new deputies. Every new deputy is required to complete a seventeen (17) week FTO training program. The first three (3) are classroom and the following fourteen (14) weeks consists of the new deputies being partnered with experienced deputies on all shifts. A deputy who is hired with previous law enforcement experience is required to complete an eight (8) week FTO program.
If you have a tip for the Patrol Division, you may submit it through the Patrol Tip Submission Form.
6233 Dayton Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN 37343
Phone: (423) 209-8904
Fax: (423) 209-8967