Field Operations are under the direction and supervision of the Chief Deputy and include the patrol division and interdiction division.
The function of the patrol division is to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Mills County and to maintain the public peace. Uniformed deputies proactively prevent and deter crime and respond to citizens calls for service. As first responders, the preservation of life and the prevention of injury is the highest priorty of the patrol deputy. In addition, the patrol deputy is responsible for the protection of property, maintenance of public order, prevention of crime, enforcement of laws and arrest of law violators. The patrol deputy will attend to any complaint, call for service or other duty with courtesy and without unnecessary loss of time.
Along with the above mentioned duties the patrol deputy also has the responsibility to investigate motor vehicle accidents, take care of neighborhood traffic complaints, intense traffic law enforcement throughout the county and to provide escorts tor traffic direction for special events such as parades, walks, runs, funerals and rodeos.
Criminal Interdiction Division
The function of the Criminal Interdiction Division represents an active state and nation wide commitment to interupt and reduce the flow of criminal enterprises involved in drug trafficking, property crimes and crimes against persons in Mills County and the United States. This is accomplished by networking with existing state, federal and local law enforcement agencies and drug enforcement programs. The Criminal Interdiction Division has interrupted the delivery of large quantities of drugs, cash and stolen property within the county and has arrested a significant number of offenders participating in these criminal activities.