Uniform Patrol Division

Uniform Patrol

The men and women assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division perform the most visible and recognizable functions of the Sheriff's Office.  They are the ones that respond to your calls for assistance.  You will find them in your neighborhoods behind the wheel of a patrol car, looking for a lost child, comforting the victim of a crime, or questioning someone who doesn't appear to belong in your neighborhood.  Deputies assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division are, quite often, the agency's first line of defense in the county's largest law enforcement agency.

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Uniform Patrol Division consist of 104 deputies. The Uniform Patrol Division is divided into 4 platoons: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta. Deputies work a 12 hour shift. Alpha and Bravo Platoons work day shift from 7am-7pm while Charlie and Delta Platoon work night shift from 7pm-7am.  Each Platoon consists of 1 First Sergeant, 3 Sergeant's, 2 Corporal's and 20 Deputies.  

For operational purposes, the Sheriff's Office has divided Spartanburg County into four policing regions.  For quicker response those regions have been divided into zones. While each region and zone has enforcement challenges unique to itself, all of Spartanburg County continues to experience rapid growth that requires the agency to continually re-evaluate it's policies, procedures, and the way it does business.

 To learn more on what it takes to become a Spartanburg County Sheriff's Deputy CLICK HERE. 

Canine Units

Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, trains and maintains a Canine Division. These specially trained Canine’s and their Handlers are utilized for the apprehension of criminals, location of lost persons, location of evidence of a crime, and in the investigation of criminal offenses including the detection of drugs and money associated with the possession of illegal drugs.  These Canine’s have been specially trained for law enforcement functions such as tracking criminals for apprehension, evidence and drug detection, and promoting favorable public relations. The Handlers are Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office representatives who are trained in the care, handling, and training of a dog for law enforcement use.


The Sheriff’s Office also has a Canine Support Team that consists of deputies who are specially trained to work in conjunction with the Canine Unit, and who are responsible for the security of the Canine Unit during tracking situations.  Canine Teams are trained to track, search open areas, search enclosed structures, search and rescue, capture persons, protect and command and detect drugs.


Currently the Sheriff’s Office has 11 Canines who are trained in specific areas.  There are 4 Canines assigned to the Uniform Patrol Platoons and are used on a daily basis for the detection of drugs, and apprehension of known suspects.  One Canine is assigned to the Narcotics Division along with one being assigned to the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Team. The Sheriff’s Office also has one Arson Canine and one Bomb/ Explosives Canine, along with 3 bloodhounds used in the tracking of suspects and Search and Rescue.  

To view Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Canines in action CLICK HERE.

Front Desk Sergeants 

The Sheriff's Office currently has 3 Sergeants assigned to the Front Desk at the Sheriff's Office. These Sergeants are responsible for the day to day operation of the lobby at the Sheriff's Office located at 8045 Howard St, Spartanburg, SC.  Many duties include taking reports from the public, answering phones, the monitoring of the NCIC terminal at the Sheriff's Office, and the storage and recording of active Order's of Protections and Restraining Orders.  

The Sheriff's Office current lobby hours are from 7:00 am - 12 midnight, 7 days a week.  If you arrive at the Sheriff's Office after hours a Courtesy Phone has been placed in the outer lobby that will connect you to the Spartanburg County Communications Center and a Deputy can be dispatched to speak with you. 

Reserve Officers 

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office currently maintains a Reserve Officer program . The purpose of the Reserve program is to supplement the full-time force. The powers and duties of Reserve Officers shall be prescribed by the Sheriff, and they shall be subject to removal by him at any time. All Reserve Officers are required to successfully complete a basic training course that has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and deemed by the academy to be comparable to the training received by full-time officer.

Annual Report for 2012