The Field Operations Division consists of Patrol Operations, Street Crimes Unit, County Ordinance Enforcement, K-9 units, and SWAT. It has the primary mission of delivering service to the citizens through response to calls for service and proactive initiatives. The Sheriff's Office works regularly with the Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Virginia Tech police departments and Virginia State Police.
Patrol Operations responds to calls for service from citizens and provides preventive patrol. The patrol deputies also provide feedback to the community through speed surveys on requested roadways. If you would like to request a deputy to conduct a speed survey on a particular road, please e-mail your request, along with the road name.
Street Crimes focuses on aggressively targeting the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs. This unit has been responsible for shutting down many methamphetamine labs since its creation in 2009.
County Ordinance Enforcement focuses on enforcing the County Code, including illegal dumping/disposal, property maintenance and various zoning issues.
In addition, the Field Operations Division provides SWAT and K-9 units for special functions and areas.