The County Road Patrol is the primary police agency for 15 townships and the villages of Sunfield, Dimondale, Mulliken, Woodbury and Vermontville. The total area policed comprises approximately 540 square miles. Additional coverage is also given to the villages of Bellevue, Olivet and Potterville, as they do not have 24-hour police protection. We also provide assistance to the cities of Charlotte, Eaton Rapids and Grand Ledge, when requested.
The County Road Patrol is comprised of 1 Lieutenant, the Section Commander; 5 uniformed Patrol Sergeants, who not only supervise but handle calls for service; 21 uniformed Deputies. These Deputies include a Weighmaster; a Court Officer and two Deputies (funded through the Office of Highway and Safety Planning), whose patrol activities are limited to accidents and traffic-related enforcement. Two Detectives and one Sex Crimes Investigator also serve to support the road patrol unit.
Our goal is to continue to provide excellent service and guarantee the safety of the citizens of Eaton County. We are exploring ways of still offering excellent service, while reducing some non-essential services which we now provide.