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:
Paw Paw Township
Mattawan and Paw Paw Schools
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.