PATROL FIELD OPERATIONS
All deputies who patrol Marion County are assigned to the Law Enforcement Bureau. In 1844, land was taken from Hillsborough, Orange, and Alachua Counties to form our county.
In 2010, Marion County deputies assigned to the Law Enforcement Bureau drove 8,055,922 miles while patrolling the county. Marion County boundaries encompass 1,652 square miles (larger than the state of Rhode Island), and due to the large area, all uniformed deputies who patrol Marion County are assigned to one of our 12 strategically located patrol districts.
Two sector Captains are responsible for the staffing and operation of the 12 Districts. The uniformed deputy is equipped with the state of the art technology to enable them to provide quality law enforcement services. By decentralizing our operations, our deputies are more accessible to the citizens we proudly serve throughout Marion County.