The Operations Division of the Sheriff's Office consists of Patrol, Investigations and Metro Drug, along with other specialized teams. They provide public safety services throughout Racine County.
The Patrol Unit strives to improve the quality of life in Racine County by providing a high level of public service and keeping communities safe through enforcement, prevention, education, and community policing efforts in partnership with communities, other governmental entities, and schools.
The primary mission of the Investigative Bureau is to investigate time-consuming, complex or specialized crimes that are not practical for patrol deputies to investigate.
The main goal of the Racine County Metro Drug Unit is to target drug distribution and production. The Drug Unit has secondary roles such as gathering, processing, and disseminating drug intelligence, coordinating drug enforcement with other local, state and federal agencies, and has a role in educating the community about current drug threats.
The Operations Division is commanded by Captain Thomas Lamke.