The Field Services Division includes patrol for roads, lakes, rivers, and trails throughout the Dane County. The Sheriff’s Office also offers contract policing to several villages and townships, as well as the Dane County Regional Airport. Detectives within Field Services investigate cases requiring more extensive follow-up, including but not limited to Sexual Assaults, Domestic Abuse, and Homicides. Reports by deputies and data entry are handled by the civilian staff assigned to Field Services.
Dane County is divided into three precincts (West, SouthEast and NorthEast) and then beats within each precinct. Each precinct consists of supervisors, patrol deputies, community deputies and detectives who serve the communities of the County. Patrol Deputies and Community Deputies each have assigned beats. Many deputies in Field Services are also members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Teams, a vital part of this division.