Uniform Patrol Division

Captain James McGannCaptain James McGann began his career at the Highlands County Sheriffs Office in 1995. He has worked in and supervised functions in patrol, special operations, field training, swat and K-9.

He is a graduate of Columbia College, the DEA Drug Commander Academy, and the FDLE Executive Institute. Captain McGann is currently assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. 

The Uniform Patrol Division is responsible for the delivery of law enforcement services to Highlands County's 100,000-plus residents and patrolling the county's 1,082 square miles. In an average month, there are around 7,000 calls for service answered by the HCSO, the vast majority of them by the UPD. 

The UPD provides full-service law enforcement 24 hours a day, 365 days a year utilizing problem-oriented and data-driven policing strategies. These deputies are tasked with answering both emergency and non-emergency calls and the application of the laws during arrests/searches, court related process after arrest, civil process, crime/accident scene investigations, evidence collections, interviewing and taking statements, providing security, escort services, and community interaction.