The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is comprised of 18 sworn peace officers, whose primary responsibility is the safety and general welfare of the residents and visitors in Sheridan County.
Lt. Allen Thompson supervises the patrol division, along with shift supervisors Sgt. Mullikin and Sgt. Salyards. They have over 50 years of combined law enforcement experience and, in addition to case work, are tasked with supervisory duties over uniformed Patrol, D.A.R.E., School Resource, Courthouse Security, and Investigations.
The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies patrol over 2,500 square miles, which includes several small communities, farm and ranch land, small industrial areas, private subdivisions, and large tracts of public land.
The demands of the patrol division continue to rise yearly, with a 7% increase in investigative reports generated in 2015. In addition to investigating offenses in Sheridan County, the patrol division works with numerous federal, state, and local agencies to provide law enforcement services in a county where almost twenty-eight percent of the approximate 1.6 million acres are public land.