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:

  • Chopper-Squad-carAlmena Township
  • Antwerp Township
  • Bloomingdale City
  • Columbia Township
  • Geneva Township
  • Hamilton Township
  • Hartford Township
  • Lawrence Township
  • Keeler Township
  • Paw Paw Township
  • Mattawan and Paw Paw Schools

Sheriff's deputies regularly attend township meetings.

Van Buren County Sheriffs VehicleMission Statement

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, ensuring that each person can equally enjoy the constitutional rights guaranteed them. 

This will be provided with pride, honesty and professionalism.