Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Greene County Sheriff’s Office
Sergeant K-9/ Criminal Interdiction Unit
Patrick Paquette began his law enforcement career in 2005 after graduating from the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center. Since then, Patrick has gained knowledge and experience through his assignments in the patrol division, as a narcotics investigator, a K-9 handler with a full service narcotic K-9, and as a member and leader of a criminal interdiction unit. He currently practices what he teaches as a member of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit. His work in rural jurisdictions and on a major interstate lends a unique perspective and insight for the students he teaches. His work in criminal interdiction has earned him national recognition and he has received many awards for his hard work in criminal interdiction. To his knowledge he holds the record for the largest cold stop cocaine bust east of Atlanta on I-20 with 65 kilos. Patrick has used and continues to use his proven techniques to seize over 2 million dollars in cash, thousands of pounds of illegal narcotics, and arrested thousands of criminals along the I-20 corridor. He is most proud of his recovery of a child that was a victim of human trafficking in 2013. Patrick has over 2500 training hours in the field of narcotics enforcement and criminal interdiction.