Even though the Wake County Sheriff’s Office has law enforcement jurisdiction anywhere in Wake County, the Patrol Division of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office provides the front line of police services to the unincorporated areas of Wake County and also assists local municipal departments.
The Patrol Division consists of four platoons providing services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each Patrol Platoon also has two Domestic Violence Team members who are responsible for responding primarily to domestic violence calls.
Other duties of the Patrol Division:
Escorts for charity events: walk-a-thons, hike-a-thons, etc…
Speaking arrangements for school career days
Sharon Harris Drills and Master Plan Preparedness
Assist Fire and Rescue at emergency scenes/Hazmat/Disaster/Severe Weather
Search and rescue for lost/missing person(s)
Assist Crime Prevention Unit with presentations/demonstrations
RDU drills, emergency plans, and aircraft emergencies
Lake Patrol-boat team:
Motorcycle Unit Escort and Demo’s
Transport of mentally ill to other counties
Accompany inmates at hospitals
Slim Jims with children locked in vehicles