Patrol Unit

The Sheriff's Office patrol unit is made up of 17 deputies and 4 sergeants who are responsible for providing primary law enforcement services for the 11 townships and to provide assistance to the 7 municipalities 24/7.

Deputies perform a broad range of activities which include investigating crimes such as disturbances, domestic violence incidents, suspicious activities, traffic enforcement, medical emergencies, motor vehicles crashes and other calls for service.

Patrol deputies in Scott County work rotating shifts involving daytime and evening hours, as well as weekends and holidays.

Special Assignments


K9 Unit


K-9, “Bojar,” is a USPCA certified Patrol Dog. Bojar and his handler are required to complete an annual certification as well as monthly training. Bojar and his handler specialize in criminal suspect searches, apprehensions, evidence searches, area searches, scene security, and tracking.

Public education is also an important element of the K-9 Unit. They conduct public demonstrations for neighborhood, civic and community organizations on a regular basis.

The K-9 unit is under the supervision of Captain Jeff Swedin and Sergeant Marshall Emerson.

Recreational Safety


This unit is committed to maintaining a safe lake and snowmobile environment while providing a proactive, knowledgeable, and courteous work force, which is able to assist the public while enforcing laws relate to recreation vehicles.

Currently, recreational safety consists of one full time deputy and several part time deputies who are involved in water, snowmobile patrol and ATV enforcement. Members of this unit have a special interest in patrolling the lakes and rivers in Scott County, as well as snowmobiling and patrolling on all terrain vehicles. They receive regular training on current laws and recreational related safety issues. After the snow melts but before the water warms up, these deputies monitor truck traffic to ensure compliance of seasonal road restrictions. The Recreational Safety unit is under the supervision of Captain Jeff Swedin and Sergeant Bob Ryan. Deputy Spencer Autenrieth is the current full-time Recreational Safety Deputy.