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Enforcement Bureau Overview

The Enforcement Bureau is responsible for providing law enforcement services to the residents of the unincorporated area of Manatee County. There are approximately 295 deputies and 92 civilian employees assigned to the Enforcement Bureau, which is divided into three Patrol Divisions. The deputies patrol the larger portion of 741 square miles of land that make up Manatee County and serve a population of approximately 313,000 persons.

Deputy Sheriffs work an assigned shift, patrolling an assigned zone, performing law enforcement duties. Their primary task is the enforcement of state and county laws and the protection of life and property, but other duties include making arrests, traffic enforcement, executing warrants, and conducting preliminary criminal investigations.  The Sheriff's Office has divided the County into three sectors. Each sector is designated as a Patrol District and has six or eight zones, with size and boundaries based upon population and crime activity.

As with all components of the Sheriff's Office, the Enforcement Bureau works to meet a high standard of professional service for the residents of Manatee County.

This Bureau is comprised of the following Divisions and Units:

Bureau Chief

 

In addition to the Patrol Districts, these special teams are under the direct command of the Bureau Chief

  • SWAT
  • Dive
  • TACT/CERT
  • Mounted Patrol
  • Honor Guard
  • Emergency Services
  • Bomb Disposal/Haz-Mat

Captain Richard Gerken
Commander

 

District 1 Patrol

  • Field Training and Evaluation Program
  • School Resource Deputies - High Schools, Middle Schools and Elementary
  • Police Athletic League
  • Aviation Unit
  • K-9 Unit
  • School Crossing Guard Component
  • Explorer/Cadet Component
  • COPS East Email
  • View Map

Captain Daniel Kaufman
Commander

 

District 2 Patrol

  • Field Training & Evaluation Program
  • Courier Component
  • Anna Maria Unit
  • Telephone Reporting Unit
  • Traffic Unit
  • COPS West Email

Captain Lorenzo Waiters
Commander

 

District 3 Patrol

  • Field Training & Evaluation Program
  • Marine Unit
  • Reserve Deputies
  • COPS North Email
  • COPS Rural Email
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