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PATROL LEADS THE WAY
 

 

 Patrol Division 

By far, the most visible aspect of the Desoto County Sheriff's Office is the road patrol division. Deputy sheriff's assigned to road patrol put their lives on the line for each of us every day. While patrolling the 640 square miles of territory that makes up Desoto County, Deputy Sheriff's respond to domestic disputes, rapes, homicides, larcenies, harassments, fights, neighbor disputes and all other types of incidents of a criminal and non-criminal nature. They are sometimes called upon to take on the role of teachers, counselors, social workers, negotiators and problem solvers. Their constant training, on the job experience and life experience allow them to be able to handle any type of situation. They make split second decisions every day. Sometimes those decisions can mean life or death.

Patrol deputies arrest all types of criminals including violent offenders, drug dealers, drunken drivers, burglars, rapists and child abusers. They console grieving loved ones of those that have been injured or lost their lives and provide assistance to stranded motorists.

Deputies must possess in-depth knowledge of the law and it's application and are trained in self-defense, pursuit driving, first aid, evidence collection, criminal investigation, DUI recognition and enforcement, interviewing techniques, computers, and much more. Like all professionals, the deputies of Desoto County Sheriff's Office are continuously learning.

Deputies are called on to work all hours of the day and night, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. They sacrifice their personal wants for your needs. They do this, not because it's their job. They do this because it's who they are.

Supervisor of Road Patrol Division

Lieutenant Jose Vitali
208 E Cypress St.

Arcadia, Fl 34266

863-993-4700

josevitali@desotosheriff.org

 

 

Squad Supervisor

Sergeant William Johnson
208 E Cypress St.

Arcadia, FL 34266

863-993-4700

Squad Supervisor

Sergeant William Albritton

208 E Cypress St.

Arcadia, FL 34266

863-993-4700

 

walbritton@desotosheriff.org

 

Squad Supervisor

Sergeant Dale Scott
208 E Cypress St.

Arcadia, FL 34266

863-993-4700

 

dscott@desotosheriff.org

 

 

 
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Desoto County Sheriff's Office
William P. Wise Sheriff

208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Fl. 34266
(863) 993-4700
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