Sarpy County patrols 241 square miles, with a population of just over 162,000 people, and also provides contract law enforcement services for the cities of Springfield and Gretna. Deputies provide response to 911 calls for emergencies, crimes in progress, medical emergencies, traffic crashes, and a host of other calls for service.
Road Patrol Structure
The Road Patrol Division has Deputies, Sergeants, Lieutenants, and a Captain who are assigned to perform the different functions within the division. The bulk of the Deputies are assigned to 12-hour patrol shifts and are overseen by Sergeants and a Lieutenant.
Beyond the Road Patrol shift, the Road Patrol Division also has a Special Services Unit, which has Deputies that are assigned to School Resource Officer positions, DARE/GREAT Instructors, and Traffic Enforcement Deputies. The Special Services Unit is overseen by a Sergeant and also provides additional auxiliary functions to support the Road Patrol Division and Sheriff's Office as a whole.
Additionally, the Road Patrol has two K-9 Deputies with Police Service Dogs (PSD) who have certifications in both narcotics and patrol. These K-9s operate in a manner to support the Road Patrol and agencies across the area along with conducting narcotics interdiction on I-80 and other major roadways in Sarpy County. Learn more about the K-9 Unit on their webpage.
Classes for Citations
Sarpy County offers STOP classes for persons who have been issued traffic citations. Information regarding offenses that are eligible for the classes can be found on our Safety Program webpage.
Road Patrol Vehicles
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office takes pride in its fleet of patrol vehicles. We have also taken a unique step in creating themed cruisers to honor the passions and initiatives of our office.
Added in 2018 was a new design for the black and white, adding a new badge decal. The black 'Sheriff' lettering on the side contains a blue line, representing the line we stand as protectors. The rear hatch features reflective chevrons, alerting traffic to move over and yield.
A cruiser is designed to promote Project Lifesaver, which is a program that provides monitoring of persons who may be at risk of wandering away. Participants can register and wear a wristband, which can locate them if they are missing. More about the program is available on our Project Lifesaver page.
Breast Cancer Awareness
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, a special road patrol cruiser is designed in the pink breast cancer awareness theme. The cruiser is a tribute to those who have had breast cancer, and promotes "Early Detection Saves Lives."
A special camo design was created to honor military men and women in the Armed Forces. The cruiser represents our respect for the brave men and women who are currently serving or have served their country. We appreciate the sacrifices they make for our great country.
Historic Road Patrol Fleet
Below is a slide show of older Sarpy County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol vehicles.