The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Division is a 24 hour 7 day a week operation. The road patrol is responsible for enforcing the Iowa Motor Vehicle Laws, responding to calls including:
- Civil issues
Deputies assigned to the Road Patrol are initially required to go through 3 1/2 months of supervised training. This is followed up by training that is required annually. Some Patrol Deputies have received special training to investigate Fires, Post Blast Investigations, Accidents, K-9 Handling, Alcohol and Tobacco Compliance and water rescue.
A Captain overseas the Road Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office which consists of:
- Shift 1: 1 Sergeant and five Deputies
- Shift 2: 1 Sergeant and six Deputies
- Shift 3: 1 Sergeant and five Deputies