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 precincts and then beats. Each precinct consists of supervisors, deputies and detectives to serve the communities of the County, within the precincts beats are assigned to deputies. Many deputies in Field Services are also members of the Sheriff’s Office Special Teams, a vital part of this division.