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Grimes County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division

Patrol
(TOP ROW) Sgt. Preston Goode, Deputy Andrew Fruede, Deputy Lawrence Pivonka, Deputy Nic Malmstrom, Deputy Van Snook, Deputy Michael Jason, Deputy Kevin Harris, and Deputy Annie Chumley. (BOTTOM ROW) Sheriff Don Sowell, Chief Deputy of Reserves Neal Schuleman, Deputy Swank Backhus, Reserve Deputy Leon Scardino, Deputy Steven Lowery, K9 Deputy Steven Siracusa, Sgt. Blake Baldobino, Deputy Todd Moon, Captain of Operations Ryan Rutledge. (Not Pictured – Reserve Deputy Randall Corley)

The Patrol Division is comprised of 17 sworn Peace Officers and a K-9.  The Patrol Division is overseen by Captain Ryan Rutledge and Sergeant Baldobino and Sergeant Goode, who also provides additional supervision.  Every Deputy Sheriff must meet the requirements for licensing as a Peace Officer through TCLEOSE.

The Patrol Division provides law enforcement and peace keeping services to the citizens of Grimes County spread over 801 square miles.  By working with the community and other local law enforcement agencies, the patrol division safeguards the quality of life for all and strives to protect and serve by providing honest, efficient and effective law enforcement services.

The Patrol Division operates 24 hours a day actively and randomly patrolling all areas of the county.  Duties of a Patrol Deputy include: responding to calls for service, conducting preliminary criminal investigations, responding to emergencies, enforcing traffic laws, DWI/narcotic interdiction and investigating accidents. 

There are two School Resource Officers included in the Patrol Division.  These officers receive specialized training directed at handing juvenile and school related issues.  They currently provide law enforcement services to all four of the school districts located in the county.

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