The Patrol Division of Midland County Sheriff's Office is led by Lieutenant Richard T. Hain. There are 39 Patrol Officers with 3 sergeants and 3 corporals, 6 traffic positions with one sergeant, and 2 canine positions that can be utilized in both patrol and/or traffic. The division also has one secretary for a total of 48 personnel assigned to the Patrol Division.


The men and women of the Midland County Sheriff’s Office serve the citizens twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  Below is the breakdown of shifts and hours serving the public.

Day Shift:            6 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Evening Shift:      2 P.M. – 12 A.M.
Night Shift:          9:30 P.M. – 7:30 A.M.
Traffic:                 Hours vary depending on the needs of the public


It is the goal of the Midland County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division to provide effective law enforcement service to the citizens of Midland County. This goal is accomplished by striving to achieve exemplary performance in the following areas:

  • To patrol Midland County in a manner to effectively reduce criminal activity.
  • To identify, apprehend, and assist in the prosecution of persons suspect of committing crimes.
  • Recover lost or stolen property.
  • Provide assistance to the citizens of Midland County in areas of concern in the Law Enforcement community.
  • Assist other divisions of the Midland County Sheriff's Office and other Law Enforcement agencies in order to achieve and maintain a high degree of professional Law Enforcement.

While these goals and objectives are broad in scope, they do provide the officers a defined mission and do not in any way restrict the duties or responsibilities of the officers of the Patrol Division. In addition to these duties, the Patrol Division provides valuable community service through traffic enforcement, security details and dignitary protection to public and private organizations. Officers also make public service appearances on topics such as Personal safety, Workplace Violence, Identification Theft Prevention and Neighborhood Watch coordination.

Racial Profiling

Employees of the Midland County Sheriff's Office shall not engage in racial profiling. Racial profiling is defined as "a law enforcement initiated action based on an individual's race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than on the individual's behavior or on information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal activity." Racial profiling is illegal, inconsistent with the principles of American policing, and an indefensible public protection strategy.

This policy is in compliance with state law Code of Criminal Procedure 2.131 to 2.138.