The Operations Division is led by Captain Greg Thomas. The Operations Division is comprised of the patrol bureau, as well as smaller, specialized units. Captain Thomas also oversees those deputies assigned to the towns of Lake Park, Marvin, Weddington and Wesley Chapel.
The Patrol Bureau has four geographic zones, each with its own patrol squad and K9 unit, led by a lieutenant and a sergeant. Duties of each squad include 12-hour patrol shifts where officers conduct investigations, serve warrants and processes, and answer calls for service.
In the Warrant Squad, a sergeant leads a group of deputies who focus on finding, arresting and processing those who have warrants for arrest, including those who are both residents of Union County or are from other jurisdictions.
Under a program in place since the 1990s, Town Contract Deputies are contracted from the Sheriff’s Office to perform community-based protection and safety services to specific towns in Union County. As of 2015, this program is active in Weddington, Lake Park, Wesley Chapel, Marvin and has an especially large and successful presence in the town of Indian Trail.
The Sheriff’s Alcohol Field Enforcement (SAFE) Unit is a grant-funded program that was created in 2015 to help keep citizens safe from drunk drivers and to decrease the amount of DWIs. This unit includes a sergeant and four deputies specializing in traffic safety.
Monroe, NC 28112
Captain Greg Thomas
Operations Division Supervisor
The Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) provides a full range of law enforcement services for our citizens in a continually growing county. These services include patrol, jail, civil process, criminal investigation and animal services.
The Sheriff’s Office works to serve the public to the best of their ability by providing quality service to citizens through contemporary law enforcement tactics, philosophies and proficient development of personnel.