The patrol unit provides initial law enforcement response to all crimes within Klamath County. The unit, while small in numbers responds to more than 30,000 incidents each year. Deputies are required to maintain a high level of professionalism and training in the performance of their duties. The patrol deputies provide a high level of service with only 16 deputies assigned to the main Sheriff's Office. Deputies are able to handle the high call volume through technology upgrades that include computers in patrol cars that enable deputies to complete virtually any office work from the field. Deputies dictate all reports into a digital file, freeing up time that enables them to remain in the field (providing more prompt service). The unit provides law enforcement around the clock in a very efficient manner.
Each shift is staffed with 4-5 deputies and a sergeant. The division is commanded by a Lieutenant.