The Law Enforcement Services Division is commanded by Captain Brent Hilliard and oversees all standard law enforcement functions including Patrol, Investigations, and Crisis Response. The Patrol section enforces state traffic laws and county ordinances while also responding the calls for service by the community. The Patrol section has to cover 1,957 square miles of varying terrain requiring it to have several facets itself. Urban patrol, including Traffic and K9, covers the roads and highways of our county. Urban patrol also has Code Enforcement, specializing in County Code enforcement, and Animal Control.
Rural patrol covers the mountain and range areas of our county and oversees the group of volunteers for Search & Rescue. Rural patrol also oversees Marine Patrol for all the waterways of Twin Falls County. The Investigations section handles complex misdemeanor and felony investigations and works closely with patrol to gather and disseminate intelligence information. Investigations also oversee Evidence which handles collection and storage of those items. Another section overseen by the Patrol section is Crisis Response. This is actually two teams: The Crisis Response Team (commonly called SWAT) and the Crisis Negotiator Team (Hostage situation team). The two teams, comprised of both Law Enforcement and Security Services personnel, are highly trained and handle a variety of complex situations which require specialized training.