Uniform Response Division
The Uniform Division of the Sheriff's Office is supervised by Lieutenant James Charon. The Uniform Division consists of 28 deputies, including 4 sergeants, who perform normal road patrol duties. Deputies patrol 632 square miles within Van Buren County. Seven deputies operate out of a satellite office located in the northwest portion of the County. The Sheriff's Office also contracts deputies to Keeler, Geneva, Columbia, Antwerp, Hamilton and Hartford Townships, the City of Gobles, Bloomingdale Twp, and the Village of Lawrence. Sheriff's deputies regularly attend Township meetings within the County.
Through a dedicated partnership with the community, we are committed to serving the people by protecting life and property, preventing crime, detecting, identifying and apprehending criminals; and providing these services with compassion and respect, insuring that each person can equally enjoy the constitutional rights guaranteed them. This will be provided with pride, honesty and professionalism.