The Patrol Deputies are the most visible members of the
Walton County Sheriff’s Office. The primary responsibilities
of the Deputies assigned to the Division are to provide
protection of life, individual liberty and property; the
enforcement of State laws, and county ordinances within the
Agency’s Jurisdiction and the detection and arrest of
violators of the law. The Divisions functions are broad
based and include many tasks other than the enforcement of
Walton County consists of approximately 329 square miles,
which is divided into two main patrol zones and eight
smaller patrol beats. Most Deputies are assigned permanent
patrol beats allowing them to be familiar with the area and
the citizens within their zone.
The Patrol Deputies work varying shifts with the majority
divided into four squads, which work rotating 12 hour
shifts. Additional deputies are assigned to the
unit (traffic enforcement) and to the Walnut Grove precinct.
There is also a Westside Precinct
located in Loganville.