The Patrol / Traffic division is Commanded by Lt. Chris Hull:
Sgt. Sean Adams:
Sgt. Ed Curtis:
Cpl. Justin Glastetter
Cpl. Heather VanGennip
The remainder is comprised of sixteen Deputies:
Deputy Cody Windbigler (School Resource Officer)
Deputy Andrew Siebert
Deputy Cory Stallings
Deputy Aaron Harris
Deputy Jerry Franks
Deputy Scott Schnurbusch
Deputy James Neel
Deputy Miranda Sides
Deputy Alan Nobles
Depty Justin Kemp
Deputy Jesse Houseman
Deputy Chris Neel
Deputy Zachary Dillard
Deputy John Broom
Deputy Carrie Berry
Deputy Jerry Gilliam
The patrol Deputies are divided into three Squads.
Each squad works an eight-hour shift that provides 24-hour 7 day a week service to all unincorporated areas of the County and on an as needed basis to assist any other jurisdiction inside Cape Girardeau County and neighboring counties.
Deputy Windbigler is Cape Girardeau County's School Resource Officer. He provides service to the Oak Ridge and Delta school districts.
Cape Girardeau County covers 579 square miles. There are approximately 500 miles of county roads not including state highways, U.S. highways, and interstates. There are also 21 cities, towns, and villages inside of Cape Girardeau County that require patrols and calls for service and civil process services.
- Egypt Mills
- New Wells
- Oak Ridge
- Old Appleton
The County is divided into two sectors, The North zone and the South zone. Deputies are assigned a zone prior to each shift and are responsible for all calls in that sector.
Duties and responsibilities of Deputies include preliminary investigations, preventative patrols, response to calls for service, traffic enforcement, incident reporting, warrant service, service of court ordered papers, and providing assistance to any other agency upon request.
In 2009 there were approximately 8,000 court ordered papers that were served in Cape Girardeau County
The patrol division implements preventative patrols in areas of the County that are more prone to crime. We believe that high visibility in these areas is a way to deter crime.
The patrol division conducts approximately 2500 area checks annually. Preventative patrols help in the reduction of crime and reduce the fear of crime.
Cape Girardeau County is a growing community with approximately 80,000 residents. The Sheriff's Office averages approximately 18,000 incidents per year. While not all of these incidents require written reports, a large number require making contact with the complainant either at their residence or over the phone.Combined with the large land area and the population of the County, Deputies often find themselves responding from call to call.
Below is a list of the crimes reported in the Missouri Uniform Crime Reporting Program for Cape Girardeau County in 2009. Violent crimes include murder (manslaughter), rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, robbery, and arson.
The following report is not all-inclusive as the Sheriff's Office investigates reports of violations of all of Missouri's criminal statutes.
Criminal Homicide 0
· Negligent Manslaughter 0
· Forcible Rape 4
· Attempted Rape 0
· Robbery 1
· Aggravated Assault 133
· Burglary 95
· Larceny Theft 125
· Motor Vehicle Theft 9
· Arson 2
· Violent Crimes 138
· Property Crimes 232
The patrol division strives to maintain positive enforcement for the community and hold themselves to a higher standard. They truly believe that it is not only their job to serve and protect but it is also their duty.
"Whether they wear police blue or desert camouflage, whether they're braving flames in Binghamton or bringing freedom to Baghdad, our uniformed men and women represent the very highest ideals of public service."
-George E. Pataki
"The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence."
- Robert Peel
Extra Patrol Requests
If there is illegal activity occurring in a location that you would like a deputy to patrol more frequently, by clicking on the following link it will allow you to submit an extra patrol request online by email.
Requests for extra patrol are added to a list and distributed directly to deputies to alert them of areas where citizens have witnessed possible illegal activities.
In order to qualify for extra patrol you must live outside of the jurisdiction of the Cape Girardeau and Jackson City Police Departments.
Rural county residence only may use this service. Requests placed online will be added as soon as possible after submission.
Requests needing immediate attention should be relayed via telephone to the Sheriff's Office at 573-243-3551.