The first Road Patrol Millage was passed by the voters of this County in 1990. The .9 of a mil millage is for a ten year term and has been renewed twice, once in 2000, and again in 2010. The Patrol division is responsible for Traffic enforcement, accident investigation, criminal investigation, Marine patrol, Snowmobile patrol, ORV patrol, Weigh master, animal control, Forest patrol, Drug Enforcement(UPSET) and the protection of all citizens and visitors of Delta County.
Currently there are 13 full time road patrol officers that patrol the 1,992 square miles in the county. The population of the county is 37,069 according to the 2010 census.
The Department has obtained several grants and with the road patrol millage has been able to run a professional and well organized Law Enforcement agency that is able to respond to emergencies on land, water, and in any conditions.
The Delta County Sheriff’s Office will respond to community needs through a combined strategy of preventative proactive and reactive policing programs, using the concept of a total integrated team effort of problem solving by all employees through community partnerships, the whole of which will be supported by a progressive, participatory management environment. The Sheriff’s Office will provide safety and security for inmates, staff and the general public through professionalism, fair and equitable treatment, and cooperation with other agencies in order to provide the best service to the community.