Field Operations/Patrol

FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU – CHIEF DUSTY BREEN

The Field Operations Bureau encompasses the Patrol Division for the office.

PATROL DIVISION:

The Patrol Division is under the direct supervision of a Captain and consists of four squads. A Sergeant leads each squad, and each squad is comprised of five deputies.

Deputies are responsible for responding to emergencies, investigating crimes that have occurred, conducting traffic enforcement, investigating motor vehicle collisions, serving of civil papers, sex offender registration checks and various other duties.

The unincorporated area of Lewis County is divided into two geographic areas for the purpose of patrols. Mossyrock is the dividing line between our east and west areas of the county. On any given shift, one deputy covers the east end of Lewis County and the remaining deputies cover the west end. The patrol supervisor is responsible for deputies working the entire county.

Patrol deputies work a 10 hour and 40 minute shift with rotating days off. Deputies work five consecutive days, with four days off, with the exception of every third week where they have five days off. The deputies work a total of six months on dayshift and six months on nightshift.

In addition to their regular duties, the Field Operations Bureau has deputies assigned to specialty assignments to include Search and Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Boating, Motors, and the Reserve Deputy Program.

Additionally, deputies participate in proactive traffic emphasis to increase public safety on Lewis County’s roadways. These High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) patrols focus on speed, seatbelt usage, as well as distracted and impaired driving.

If you need to report an emergency or crime in-progress, call 911. For non-emergent situations or crimes not in-progress, please contact the Lewis County Communications Center at (360) 740-1105.