The Liberty County Sheriff's Department Uniform Patrol consists of 25
uniformed deputies. There are four shifts consisting of one Lieutenant, a
Sergeant, and four Patrol Deputies.
The Uniform Patrol deputies work 12 hour rotating shifts. The deputies
rotate from day shift to night shift with breaks between each rotation.
Uniformed deputies patrol and provide professional law enforcement services
for approximately 500 square miles of Liberty County. Various small
municipalities within Liberty County are patrolled since the communities do
not have law enforcement operations. Deputies also provide assistance and
backup to uniformed officers of the Hinesville Police Department on an as
needed basis. Deputies provide services consisting of crime prevention,
traffic control, maintaining order, investigating reports of crimes,
apprehending offenders, responding to emergency (911) and non-emergency calls
for service, and the needs of the county citizens and business owners.
Since the Liberty County Sheriff Department is responsible for all offender
transportation, the Deputies are routinely called upon to provide
transportation to Hinesville Police Department as well as The Georgia State
Patrol of offenders requiring transportation to out of county locations. These
include transportation and retrieval of juveniles detained at the Claxton
Juvenile Detention Center as well as other juvenile and adult detention
facilities. It is not uncommon for deputies on uniformed patrol to drive in
excess of fifty thousand miles a year.
At any given time, the Uniform Patrol may be augmented by members of the
Sheriff's Reserves, Detective's Division, Traffic Safety Unit, Court Services
Personnel, Georgia State Patrol, and many other law enforcement agencies. All
these agencies and departments work together to provide law enforcement
services to the community and to ensure the safety and well being of the
citizens of Liberty County.