The Uniform Patrol Division is one of four divisions within the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office. The UPD is led by the Division Commander, which holds the rank of Captain. Captain Jeremy Keener is the Division Commander. Captain Keener can be reached at the Sheriff’s Office direct line or by e-mail:
The Uniform Patrol Division operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and is often the first responder to crimes committed within Catoosa County. The Uniform Patrol Division includes sector or road patrol deputies, traffic enforcement units, K-9, court services, school resource officers, training, family violence unit, and CHAMPS instructors. Deputies provide emergency response in life threatening situations and non-emergency assistance to a variety of criminal, traffic, medical, natural disaster, and civil matters. Deputies also provide security for the courts, transport inmates, warrants and civil service, school security and safety education.
There are five Lieutenants that assist the Division Commander in supervising the Uniform Patrol Division. Four of the Lieutenants are assigned to sector/road patrol deputies. One Lieutenant is assigned to Court Services. A Corporal is assigned to School Resource Officers and a Corporal is the Departmental Training Coordinator. All supervisors can be reached through the Sheriff’s Office direct line or by the following e-mails.
Sector/Road Patrol Lieutenants
Lieutenant L.C. Cripps: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lieutenant Tony Lawson: email@example.com
Lieutenant Andrew Dodson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lieutenant Jake Hollis: email@example.com
Court Services Lieutenant
Lieutenant Rodney Guffey: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Resource Officer Supervisor
Corporal Kenny Hooton: email@example.com
Captain Shane Fann: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Patrol Division consists of approximately 54 deputies and covers 162.5 square miles with a population of over 62,000 residents. The County is divided into four sectors. Each sector is assigned a minimum of one deputy per shift. The sector/patrol Deputies work twelve/hour shifts. Specialized units such as Traffic Enforcement Deputies, K9 Deputies, Court Services Deputies, and our Family Violence Deputy also supports our sector/patrol deputies. For 2010 our Deputies responded to 81,302 calls for service or an average of 6775 calls per month. The majority of those calls dealt with were domestic disputes and traffic complaints. Traffic complaints have been the #1 complaint at the Sheriff’s Office.
Our Deputies also place a high priority on burglary and crime prevention patrols. Our Deputies concentrate heavily on our businesses and residential areas. We offer extra patrol and vacation watch upon request. Both forms are provided for your convenience on our website or you can call the Sheriff’s Office or our 911 non-emergency line directly.
Over the years we have continued providing excellent service to the citizens of Catoosa County while attempting to keep fuel cost down. We ask our Deputies to control those cost by sitting in busy intersections or other problem areas, which help limit the monthly fuel consumption.
Deputies assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division must have completed the 12-week Basic Police Academy. Upon completion of the Basic Police Academy and being assigned to the UPD deputies enter the 13-week Field Training Program. This program gives the deputy hands-on field experience while under the supervision of a Field Training Officer.