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Patrol is the most visible division to the public as they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They respond to both emergency and non-emergency situations ranging from traffic crashes to domestic situations and are responsible for approximately a 500 square mile area of Hamilton County.

The Patrol division is led by Captain Lynn Triplett who has twenty-three (23) years of service at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. He has direct supervision over fifty-six (56) patrol deputies and forty three (43) Reserve Deputies.

The Uniformed Patrol division consist of fifty-six (56) deputies, eight (8) Sergeants and four (4) Lieutenants divided into eight (8) teams, each assigned to twelve (12) hour shifts.

Field Training Officers (FTO) serve as instructors and mentors for new deputies. Every new deputy is required to complete a seventeen (17) week FTO training program. The first three (3) are classroom and the following fourteen (14) weeks consists of the new deputies being partnered with experienced deputies on all shifts. A deputy who is hired with previous law enforcement experience is required to complete an eight (8) week FTO program.

If you have a tip for the Patrol Division, you may submit it through the Patrol Tip Submission Form.

Capt. Lynn Triplett
6233 Dayton Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN 37343
Phone: (423) 209-8904
Fax: (423) 209-8967
Email: patrol@hcsheriff.gov

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