Operations | Patrol | Detectives
Law Enforcement Operations Division
The Law Enforcement Operations Division has the primary
responsibility of investigating criminal activity and providing
assistance to the public as needed. We do this through our
Patrol and Detectives.
The responsibility begins with a core group of patrol
deputies who respond to reports of criminal activity and
requests for emergency assistance. Patrol deputies are
hours a day and are dispatched through the 911 emergency
system. Within the patrol division, deputies may be assigned
units including K-9, Traffic, and Marine Patrol.
Investigations that require a long term commitment are assigned
to the WCSO Detective
Division. This division consists of 7 detectives that
handle major criminal investigations, such as murder, arson,
robbery, rape, and other serious offenses. This division also
coordinates all of the registered
sex offenders residing in
Whatcom County, per Washington State law.
Division is supervised by Chief Criminal Deputy Doug Chadwick.