The Patrol Division operates under the direction of Captain Roger McElroy. The Patrol Division operates under the immediate supervision of Sgt. Randal "Buster" Glenn and consists of Deputies Duane Bell, Luke Cantrell, Allen Clanton, Chris Foltz, Brian Hill, Terry May, Josh Orman, Glenn South, Wesley Mason, Tommy Martin Patrol deputies are responsible for answering and handling all complaint calls and calls for service or assistance from members of the public. They are responsible for patrolling a county of 622 square miles. They patrol all county roads and provide a visible presence as a proactive measure to help deter crime. Deputies patrol and enforce state laws and county ordinances throughout all areas of Cross County and have the following responsibilities: Responding to complaint calls, taking reports, making arrests, transporting prisoners, serving warrants, writs, subpoenas and civil papers for the court, bailiff duty, traffic control and drug eradication. They investigate accidents on county roads and perform a wide array of related duties. They also provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies in Cross County and surrounding areas when called on. Patrol deputies respond to calls received by the 911 center and the sheriff's office. After responding, the deputies gather the necessary information for a report. Once the report is written, it is forwarded up the chain of command. When the report is approved it is turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). CID reviews these reports and begins and active investigation. When all of the information is gathered, the report is then forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for the filing of formal charges. Members of the Patrol Division must be well rounded in all facets of police work. They must know how to do a lot of everything, because they lay the groundwork for successful closure to all cases. The Patrol Division consists of two twelve hour shifts. Normally, there are two deputies per shift and they are supported by Auxiliary Deputies as needed and when available. If you see a deputy patrolling your neighborhood don’t forget to wave and say hello. They are there to protect you and your family!