Patrol is composed of four (4) platoons providing twenty-four hour coverage to the unincorporated areas of the county. The men and women assigned to patrol perform the most visible and recognizable functions of the Sheriff's Office. They respond to your calls for assistance. You will find them in your neighborhoods behind the wheel of a patrol car, looking for a lost child, comforting the victim of a crime, or questioning someone who doesn't appear to belong in your neighborhood. Deputies assigned to the patrol are, quite often, the agency's first line of defense in preventing and solving crime.