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Uniform Patrol

Welcome Statement

Uniform Patrol is the front line in the battle against crime in Greenville County. Uniform Patrol deputies are the first responders to emergency and non-emergency dispatched calls for service and incidents they observe while on patrol.  Uniform Patrol deputies are assigned to five platoons. Four platoons rotate between day and night shifts every six weeks while the fifth platoon is assigned to work an overlapping shift during the highest call volume times of the day. All deputies work twelve hour shifts to ensure the maximum coverage within the beat areas they are working.

Uniform Patrol is where new deputies start their career. Typically the new deputies start with orientation and a two week pre-academy class before going to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for twelve weeks of intensive training.  The deputies return to Uniform Patrol for an equally intensive fourteen weeks of field training before they assume duties as a solo unit.  

Division Duties and Breakdown

Community Patrol

These deputies are assigned to various communities throughout Greenville County. Their primary mission is to resolve problems in those areas. They are often called upon to team up with other units to implement community strategies to resolve citizen's complaints, Compliance Checks with Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws, and presentations with local Neighborhood Watch Groups.  They also serve on a variety of committees or coalitions. 

Crime Prevention

As communities seek ways to become involved in crime prevention, the Sheriff's Office has seen an increase in the requests for Neighborhood Watch and other safety programs. This unit can provide training on internet safety, personal safety, "stranger danger", senior citizen safety, and many other programs. 

Environmental Services

This Unit responds to and investigates all crimes involving litter and hazardous dumping within the county. They also oversee the public service workers in their clean-up activities, as well as assisting vice and Narcotics with the clean-up of Methamphetamine manufacturing sites which are considered hazardous materials sites.   

Fleet Management

This unit is responsible for the Sheriff's Office vehicle budget.  The primary function after receiving the yearly budget is to order and outfit all vehicles assigned to the Sheriff's Office.  They monitor the mileage, damage, and repairs of all vehicles to determine when a vehicle should be replaced.  It is their responsibility to assure the Deputies are receiving quality well maintained vehicles for their assignments.