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Police Department Entrance

The Hazzard County Sheriff's Department is located in the Town of Hazzard, inside the County Court House and County Office Building.

Overview

The Hazzard County Sheriff's Department is well known in other counties of Georgia for having a crooked law system. Federal Agents such as Buchanon have commented that while Rosco Coltrane had once been the best law officer in the state, he is no longer worth anything since he turned crooked. Some neighboring counties have had to work with Hazzard in the past and commented negatively about the Hazzard police force, particularly Chief Lacey, Sheriff Little, Sheriff Ragsdale, and Sheriff Loomis.

Layout

The Hazzard County Police Department is a set of offices in the County Court House and County Office.

Outside

The Police Department offices have their own entrance way separate from the Court House entrance and the County Building entrance.

Inside

The Hazzard County Sheriff's Department has two floors, and upper and lower floor.

Upper Floor

Main Room

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The main room is a mostly open area with a processing desk that has a holding cell behind it, two desks for the deputies, access to the stairwell to the lower floor, and two doors to the County Commissioner and Sheriff's offices.

Rosco explains that the holding cell on the upper floor hadn't been used in nearly 75 years and they used to put prisoners there before their hanging. However since then they had used it for storage space. Boss Hogg had the cell cleaned out during a quarantine. [1] After this the holding cell was regularly used to hold prisoners.

Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Office is on the upper floor, room 102, with a door to the main room. The office has it's own bathroom. Rosco had a number of pictures on the wall including a shelf of various trophies.

Police Commissioner's Office

Police Commissioner's Office

The Police Department has it's own office for the Police Commissioner. The room is room number 101.

The Commissioner's room has it's own closet as well and is set up similar to the Sheriff's office. The room has wood paneling around the doors and instead of shelves there is a couch for guests.

File Room

Sheriff's Department File Room

The Sheriff's Department has a file room on the first floor. This room has filing cabinets along the wall with a table and chairs in the center.

Cletus Hogg had mentioned that while working in the Sheriff's department he files the majority of the cases that he has worked on as miscellaneous to save time. [2]

Lower floor

On the Stairs to the lower floor is a blue needle point sign that reads 'All Hope Abandoned, Ye Who Enter Here'. Mama Coltrane made it for the prison. [3] At the bottom of the stairs is a gate that can be closed.

The Lower floor has two cells

Impound Yard/Garage

Rosco impounding a car for "illegal parking"

The Hazzard County Sheriff's Department has an impound yard that is located behind the building. [4] The majority of vehicles impounded while in town tend to be put in the Impound yard of the garage connected the rest of the building.

The impound yard in the garage is accessible from both inside the building and out. There is a garage door and a smaller door for individuals to go outside and a door that connects to the hall with the Sheriff's office from the inside. [5]

Police Officers

Sheriff

The position of Sheriff is an elected position that is held every four years[6]. In the event the Sheriff is not able to do their duty, a temporary acting Sheriff is appointed by the County Commissioner.

  • Rosco P. Coltrane (Current, has been Sheriff before 1976, for thirty years, and continues to 2000)
  • Hughie Hogg- While Rosco was away at a refresher course, Boss made Hughie a temporary Sheriff of Hazzard. [7] A few years later during the Sheriff election in 1983, Hughie again blackmails Boss and forces him to make Hughie temporary acting Sheriff. However Rosco wins the election.[8]
  • Lester Crabb- While Rosco is at the State Police Academy, Lester Crabb is called in as a temporary Sheriff. [9]
  • Buster Moon- Buster was a temporary hire while Rosco was away. He assisted in Boss Hogg's schemes until Rosco's return.[10]
  • Grady Byrd- Due to Rosco's absence, Boss hires Grady to be Sheriff for Hazzard County until Rosco's return from training. [11]
  • Cletus Hogg- Cletus is made a temporary Sheriff when Rosco leaves to take Flash to obedience school. [12] Cletus is also made Sheriff temporary after Rosco is fired for a misunderstanding. [13]
  • Linda May Barnes- A young woman who pretended to be an officer sent to assist Hazzard County with the transfer of Rafe Logan. Boss makes her acting sheriff until it is revealed that she was there to help Rafe Logan escape.[14]
  • Jesse Duke- During a strike by Rosco and Enos, Jesse was elected temporary Sheriff. After making an arrest of a group of thieves he resigned. [15]
  • Enos Strate- Frustrated with the lack of progress in finding two motorcycle cops, Boss changes around the police force making Enos the Sheriff and Rosco the deputy to both's displeasure. After the motorcycle thieves are arrested, Rosco is reinstated. [16]

Deputy

  • Enos Strate- Enos Strate started as a deputy of Hazzard county between 1976 and 1977. Enos would remain a Deputy of Hazzard until he would leave the Department to join the LAPD. [17] Enos would later leave the LAPD and return to Hazzard, working together with Cletus for a time before Cletus would leave. Around 1987 he would again leave for the LAPD and not return to the Hazzard Police Department. [18]
  • Cletus Hogg- Cletus Hogg was a temporary hire while Enos Strate was out due to a surgery. [19]. He later was rehired to be a Deputy when Enos left for the LAPD. Upon Enos return the two served together for a time before Cletus left the department. Sometime after 1985, Cletus returned to the department and became the Chief Deputy. [20]
  • Hazel (former)- [21] Hazel was a Deputy of the Hazzard County Police Department. However she disappeared without any explanation.
  • Bo Duke (Temporarily) [22]- Bo Duke was hired as a deputy for the duration of a single job, picking up a prisoner and delivering them to Hazzard County. At the completion of his task he was fired.
  • Luke Duke (Temporarily) [23]- Luke Duke was hired as a deputy for the duration of a single job, picking up a prisoner and delivering them to Hazzard County. At the completion of his task he was fired.
  • Daisy Duke (Temporarily)- after receiving a directive from Washington to open hiring to women under the Equal Opportunities Law, the Hazzard Police department holds a testing event that Daisy Duke, who had lost her job at the Boar's Nest, was the only person pass. She was hired as a deputy and captured two bank robbers but resigned after to return to her job at the Boar's Nest. [24]
  • Wilbur Fudge- The County Controller. When Rosco is away at Obedience training and Cletus is made the acting Sheriff, he is named acting deputy. [25]
  • Norris- During Hughie's take over of Hazzard County, Norris is made a deputy in the police department. He is immediately removed when Boss Hogg takes control again.[26] In 1983 he is temporarily made a deputy again during the Sheriff Election, but at the conclusion of the votes he is again removed.[27]
  • Barclay- During Hughie's take over of Hazzard County, Barclay is made a deputy in the police department. He is immediately removed when Boss Hogg takes control again.[28]In 1983 he is temporarily made a deputy again during the Sheriff Election, but at the conclusion of the votes he is again removed.[27]
  • Emery Potter- While Rosco was pretending to be suffering from whiplash, Boss temporarily swore in Emery Potter to assist Cletus in arresting Bo and Luke. [29]
  • Boss Hogg- Boss was temporarily made a deputy after he lost all his money to Rosco in a poker game. After discovering Rosco didn't actually have the money to play he no longer needs to be a deputy for an income. [30]
  • Rosco Coltrane- Frustrated with the lack of progress in finding two motorcycle thieves, Rosco is temporarily demoted to a deputy. Later he is promoted again.[31]
  • Billy Joe Coogan- In an attempt to make more money, Boss 'promotes' Enos and hires Billy Joe as a replacement deputy. However discovering Billy Joe was using the opportunity to terrorize Hazzard, he is immediately fired and arrested. [32]

Special Status

Trivia

  • Each of the Hazzard County Sheriff's Department officers drove various mid to late '70s Chrysler mid-size B body patrol cars, most often a Dodge Monaco (1976 or 1977) or Plymouth Fury (1977 or 1978).
  • In the first few episodes, the police department appeared to have a number of officers. However it was later established that the Hazzard County Police Department had only two employees, the Sheriff and one deputy. Later they would hire two deputies for a period of time before returning to one. By 1997, the Police Department had a large number of deputies again.
  • The Coltrane Family has a history of being Sheriff in the county, having at least two known family members of Rufus Z. Coltrane and Rosco P. Coltrane.

References

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