The Polk County Patrol Division is under the command of Lieutenant Jeff Isham. We deploy four shifts, generally consisting of a supervisor and regular patrol deputies. Patrol is responsible for initial handling of calls for service. Personnel assigned to this division are uniformed and perform most initial investigations, including follow-up, enforce traffic laws, service of civil papers and provide citizens assistance activities.
A Sheriff's Office sub-station in Grand Ronde provides for contracted law enforcement services in the Grand Ronde Service District established with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The Grand Ronde District consists of two patrol deputies that are funded by a grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund.
The Detective Division consists of two detectives who are responsible for the follow-up of felony crimes and major investigations including, but not limited to, sex crimes, burglaries, and special investigations. Members of the Detectives and Patrol Divisions are also assigned to a County-wide Major Crimes Team.
The Patrol Division also has one detective assigned positions to POINT (Polk Interagency Narcotics Team). The POINT team consists of one member from the Oregon State Police and Dallas, Monmouth and Independence Police Departments. POINT investigations focus on the illegal manufacture and/or sale of controlled substances.