The Field Services Division includes patrol for roads, lakes, rivers, and trails throughout the Dane County. The Sheriff’s Office also offers contract policing to several villages and townships, as well as the Dane County Regional Airport. Detectives within Field Services investigate cases requiring more extensive follow-up, including but not limited to Sexual Assaults, Domestic Abuse, Burglaries and Homicides. We also have Traffic Team, which focuses on enforcing traffic laws and targeting areas in which we have high incidents of traffic crashes. We also have an experienced Crash Reconstruction unit, with highly trained crash reconstruction specialists and detectives trained to investigate traffic crimes.
Reports by deputies and data entry are handled by the civilian staff assigned to Field Services.
Dane County is divided into three precincts (West, SouthEast and NorthEast). The precincts are then divided into beats. Each precinct consists of supervisors, patrol deputies, community deputies and detectives who serve the communities of the County. Patrol Deputies and Community Deputies each have assigned beats. Many deputies in Field Services are also members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Teams, (Crash Investigation, Tactical Response Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Special Events, K-9, and Dive Team).