The Law Enforcement Division is managed by Undersheriff Monty Huber, who oversees Patrol Operations. Patrol is staffed with 4 patrol sergeants and 16 deputies, divided into four squads.
Patrol operations for the sheriff’s office encompasses law enforcement and specialty programs, such as the reserve unit, off-road vehicle patrol, and marine patrol. Law enforcement services are available to the citizens of Franklin County around the clock, 365 days a year. The sheriff’s office also provides law enforcement services to the cities of Mesa and Kahlotus under contract.
Some deputies serve in other roles in addition to regular patrol, including but not limited to: marine patrol, ORV patrol, training instructor, D.A.R.E. officer, SWAT, and drone pilot. The squads also take on projects throughout the year that could involve emphasis patrols, community events, or a variety of other community-oriented projects.
The Investigations Unit is overseen by Commander Marcus Conner, managed by Detective Sergeant Steve Warren, and consists of 4 detectives.
The Investigations Unit specializes in intricate and high-stakes cases, with their primary focus revolving around unraveling the intricacies of serious offenses. Additionally, they handle pre-employment background investigations, ensuring the highest standards are maintained in recruiting new members of the sheriff’s office.
Special Investigations Unit
The sheriff's office serves in the regional Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which conducts investigations of officer-involved shootings, in-custody deaths, and other critical incidents of member agencies. The detective sergeant and two detectives are assigned to participate in SIU investigations.