It is the mission of the Glades County Road Patrol Division to proactively respond to violations of Florida Criminal Law, enforce Traffic Violations, and provide assistance to citizens when called for service. The Patrol Division is also tasked with all civil service to the community which includes subpoenas, and various court orders. To facilitate a safe learning environment for our youth, the Patrol Division works in conjunction with the Glades County School Board to provide a School Resource Officer. This officer is tasked with assisting the school with day to day security, security at sport’s events in, and out of county along with providing a positive role model to mentor our youth, which is the future of Glades County. The Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division also utilizes an officer in the K-9 (patrol dog) function. The capabilities of this position include but are not limited to narcotics detection, felony apprehension, and tracking of both criminals, and lost citizens in relation to our wooded areas. The Patrol Division is prepared for the challenges faced in the new millennium, to facilitate this task we have several valuable tools available to our officers.