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Cooke County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Division

Six Sheriff Office Patrol division vehicles parked outside the Cooke County Courthouse. 

The Cooke County Sheriff’s Office Patrol division has the responsibility of providing law enforcement services to approximately 42,000 citizens spread out over 900 square miles of Cooke County. The Patrol Division operates 4 shifts each consisting of several deputies to cover the large geographic area. Each shift has a Patrol Corporal, who supervises and manages each shift. The Patrol Division has multiple deputies who are certified Field Training Officers by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement who train new deputies.

The Patrol Division is responsible for the proactive patrol of Cooke County and duties include:
  • Detecting violations of criminal law and apprehension of criminals
  • Responding to all calls for assistance from citizens
  • Preservation and restoration of the peace
  • DWI/Narcotics interdiction
  • Protection of life and property
  • Assisting other law enforcement agencies
  • Crime prevention

The Patrol Division is under the command of Lieutenant Bart Smith.

Eight deputies of the Patrol Division standing in front of one of their patrol vehicles.

Lieutenant Bart Smith
300 County Road 451
Gainesville, Texas 76240
940-665-3471 Main
940-668-3255 Fax

To report suspected criminal activity, please email Tips@co.cooke.tx.us