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Uniform Patrol

Uniform Patrol is the most visible of all the components within the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. Responsibilities of this component include, but are not limited to, responding to emergency calls for service, enforcing state and federal laws, and conducting crime prevention patrols. This component is comprised of P.O.S.T. certified officers who provide 24-hour law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors of Dawson County. The patrol deputies’ professional and thorough approach to calls for assistance demonstrates their dedication to delivering the highest level of service to our community. Our patrol deputies embrace all the challenges of patrolling a geographically diverse county, and strive to make protecting our citizens the priority.


Commander – Captain Johnny Holtzclaw

jholtzclaw@dawsoncountysheriff.org 706-344-3535 ext. 20472
Lt. Cory Gearin

cgearin@dawsoncountysheriff.org 706-344-3535 ext. 20251
Lt. Ethan Taffar

etaffar@dawsoncountysheriff.org 706-344-3535 ext. 10251


The county is divided in specific zones based upon several factors including total area of coverage, response times, population density, calls for service, etc. This criteria is routinely evaluated to ensure optimal response times and sufficient staffing.
Officers rotate zone coverage to ensure familiarity with all geographical areas within Dawson County. Each shift is comprised of one sergeant, one corporal, and officers. The corporal serves as shift supervisor in the absence of the sergeant. The corporal also serves as a field training officer who is tasked with responsibility of training new members of the Uniform Patrol Component.


Crime Suppression Unit

C.S.U. is a proactive street unit which falls under the Criminal Investigations Component and is made up of three unique teams.