The largest field division in the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, the Patrol Division is responsible for patrolling 720 square miles, and protecting nearly 700,000 citizens in Oklahoma County. As a result of the Patrol Division a statistical fact shows that since 1997 crime is down by 85% in the unincorporated areas of Oklahoma County.
The mission of the patrol division is to provide quality law enforcement services to the citizens of Oklahoma County as well as provide assistance to smaller municipalities within the county, and to assist the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The 26 member Patrol Division offers specialty services such as traffic safety and crime prevention patrols.
Reduction of Traffic Crashes
As a result of traffic safety initiatives which include safety checkpoints and seat belt enforcement traffic crashes have been reduced by 73%.