The agency's Patrol Bureau is the most visible part of the our law enforcement services. Their distinctive green uniform and green and white vehicles patrol the entire county 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each patrol deputy has the latest technology in both emergency and communications equipment. A deputy is the first responder to all law enforcement calls for service – which total more than 100,000 each year. In any given day, the spectrum of assistance that patrol deputies provide ranges from giving directions to full-scale emergency response.
The sheriff's office front desk is in the lobby of the headquarters building located at 6010 Cattleridge Blvd. Sarasota. The front desk is staffed by a deputy from 7 a.m-7 p.m., 365 days a year. The men and women who work at the front desk handle phone calls and assist citizens who walk through the front doors of the agency.