Lieutenant Luke Wicks is commander of the Community Services Unit. He can be reached at: email@example.com
The Community Services Unit encompasses many different entities which include School Resource Officers, DARE, Traffic Safety Unit, and K-9 Unit. The purpose of the Community Services Unit is to represent the Sheriff's Office at various community events and activities in the county.
School Resource Officers
The School Resource Officer is an experienced officer assigned to a school and serves as a law enforcement officer on campus as well as a mentor and teacher. All of the SRO's have received certification training and are recognized by the State of Missouri as certified School Resource Officers. The SRO is a resource for students, staff, and parents. The SRO enforces the law on and off the school campus, investigates crimes, writes reports, makes arrests, and juvenile referrals. The SRO works closely with the staff of the school, interacts with the students, and is a liaison officer between the school and other law enforcement agencies. The SRO consults with parents in areas of the officer's expertise.
Please visit our separate DARE page.
The function of the Traffic Safety Unit is to provide a safe driving environment for the citizens of Lincoln County. This unit utilizes two 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycles as well as patrol vehicles to accomplish their mission. Members of this unit have received advanced training in DWI detection and investigation and accident investigation. They have been recognized for their professionalism by representing Lincoln County in parades and other events both in and outside of the County.
The traffic safety unit receives several grants each year to do enhanced enforcement operations in high-crash-corridors throughout the County. They also possess and utilize a sophisticated electronic traffic counter that not only calculates the amount of traffic at a given location but also how fast the traffic is flowing. The Traffic Safety Unit is also responsible for conducting DWI checkpoints throughout the year.
The Sheriff's Office has two four-legged "partners" who supplement patrol and custody operations.
These dogs, who respond to commands spoken in several different languages, are used to track fleeing suspects, locate people and items lost in the wilderness, and locate narcotics hidden in the most unlikely places. They are also useful on high risk entries such as felony warrant services.
K-9s represent a level of force governed by specific rules and applied with careful judgment by the dog's handler. In the event a scheduled deputy is not at work, the K-9 animals live with their deputy "partners," and can be called out with a quick response time.
The dogs in the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit are never trained to be vicious, and while each dog has its own personality, all of them are quite social, and enjoy friendly contact with children and adults.
The K-9 Unit also participates in numerous public demonstrations. The canines are a crowd favorite and usually steal the hearts of adults and children. To request a canine demonstration, please contact Lieutenant Luke Wicks at firstname.lastname@example.org