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The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Patrol Division is the backbone of our office. With approximately 570 square miles to patrol this is no small task. This division performs many functions. The foremost is to protect and serve the citizens of Lawrence County. These responsibilities include the enforcement of all state and federal laws involving criminal offenses. The Patrol Division Deputies are assigned to one of three shifts and are primary responders to calls for services.

Patrol Division
Deputy Harold Willett (courtroom security officer)
Deputy Justin Dixon
Deputy Chris Ditto
Deputy Jeremy Riggs
Deputy James Price
Deputy Jeff Midgett
Deputy Nickey Stockton
Deputy Steve Dowdie
Deputy Richard Randolph (Hillcrest School Resource Officer)
Deputy Ray Swindle (part-time)
Deputy Jim Hartness (part-time)




Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office K-9

“Axel”-  Axel, is a two year old malanois from the Netherlands.  Axel is trained to track and sniff out drugs as well as serving as handler protection. Axel is also trained in the Dutch language. Axel had his obedience training in Miami, Florida at US K9 Academy. He completed narcotics, tracking, and criminal apprehension training.   Along with the regular patrol,  Axel also works …

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