Front: Sheriff Don Sowell, Chief Deputy Todd Greene, Deputy Amber Lossow, Deputy Steven Siracusa, Deputy Leon Scardino, Deputy Neal Schuleman, Deputy Blake Baldobino, Deputy Matthew Ortega, Deputy Steven Lowery and Captain Blake Jarvis. Second Row: Deputy Van Snook, Deputy Kaytlin Allen, Deputy Annie Chumley, Deputy Todd Moon, Deputy Marc Payne, Lt. Ryan Rutledge and Deputy Mark Telthorster. Back: Deputy Andrew Fruede, Deputy William Sorsby, Deputy Michael Jason, Deputy Lawrence Pivonka, Lt. Dan Caswell, Sgt. James Ellis and Deputy Travis Hughey (Not pictured: Deputy Martha Smith and Deputy Michael Bewley)
The Patrol Division is comprised of 17 sworn Peace Officers and a K-9. The Patrol Division is overseen by Captain Blake Jarvis and under the command of Lt. Ryan Rutledge. There is also a Sergeant, who 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.