Undeniably known as the face of our office, the Patrol Division Deputies are who most citizens see when they think of the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. Overseen by a Captain, who is designated Division Commander, and a Lieutenant, who is designated Assistant Division Commander, the Patrol Division is comprised of 36 uniformed deputies, serving in two squads, that provide 24-hour coverage, 365 days a year. Christian County is comprised of 91,500 citizens and covers 564 square miles. Deputies are assigned to four patrol zones based upon several factors, including population density and calls for service. In addition to Patrol Deputies, the Patrol Division is also comprised of a Civil Deputy who served over 2,600 civil process papers this year, and the D.A.R.E. Deputy who empowers students by teaching students good decision-making skills which helps them lead safe and healthy lives.
Christian County is currently one of the fastest growing counties in Missouri, with a population that has more than doubled since 2000. As a result of this increase in population, deputies responded to 23,000 calls for service in 2023, averaging 63 dispatches per day. Our deputies are responsible for providing professional and personalized services throughout Christian County. Deputies respond to a wide variety of requests such as domestic assaults, well-being checks, extra-patrol requests, traffic complaints, thefts, burglaries, and countless other community necessities.
Sheriff Brad Cole is the only elected law-enforcement official in Christian County. He has developed and encourages deputies to strive to build strong community relations by being present and available to reduce criminal activity and increase public safety. We invite citizens of our great county to give ideas, be involved, and offer feedback to help us serve you better.
Captain Rocky Seiner oversees the daily operations of the Patrol Division. To contact Captain Seiner, please call (417) 582-5338 or email here.