The Patrol Unit is responsible for keeping you and your family, your homes, businesses and neighborhoods safe. Patrol Officers answer alarm calls, resolve disputes, respond to a variety of calls for service and take most crime or violation reports. Knox County is divided into 14 Patrol zones. Officers assigned to each of these zones, patrol for any signs of problems, disturbances and unusual behavior. The men and women of the Patrol Unit are considered the backbone of the Sheriff’s Office.