Durland is first seen in the episode "The Legend of the Gobblewonker", alongside Sheriff Blubs on Lake Gravity Falls. There, they, alongside the crowd of people, laugh at Old Man McGucket's explanation about the mysterious Gobblewonker destroying his boat. It's later shown that he and the Sheriff catch Grunkle Stan for harassing other people on the lake, and give him a tracking device that he must wear on his ankle.
His next appearence is in "Headhunters". He and Blubs are called to the crime scene when Wax Stan is murdered. When Dipper volunteered to help solve the case, Durland and Blubs believe an adorable "city boy" like Dipper couldn't possibly solve the mystery. Then Durland and Blubs run to see a "23-16" (watch someone fit an entire cantaloupe in his mouth). Later, he and Blubs raid Toby Determined's Gravity Falls Gossiper when Dipper accuses him of being the culprit. however, he was with a cardboard cutout of Shandra Jimenez, he is found innocent.
Later, after Dipper successfully defeats the wax men, the Deputy and Sheriff come to the Mystery Shack, and Blubs tells Dipper he's confident he couldn't solve the case, and takes a long sip of his coffee. When Dipper informed him that he had solved the case, the sheriff spews his drink into the Deputy's face. Durland then spits his drink into the Sheriff's face in turn, causing them both to drive away and crash.
In "Dipper vs. Manliness", he is seen at the Greasy's Diner, using a radar gun to record how fast Blubs can eat a stack pancakes. Durland later appears in downtown when one of the fire hydrants is destroyed. Durland guesses correctly as to what Blubs is thinking and he and Blubs decide to take off their uniforms and run around the fire hydrant in circles, rather than solving the mystery.
In the episode "Irrational Treasure", Durland and Blubs are the announcers of the ceremony at Pioneer Day. At the ceremony, Durland keeps ringing his bell, even when an elderly lady in the crowd's purse gets stolen. Later on in the episode, a mysterious man gives the Deputy and Sheriff orders to apprehend Dipper and Mabel before they can discover Gravity Falls' secret: That it was founded by the embarrassing 8 1/2 president, Quentin Trembley.
Later Blubs and Durland successfully catch Dipper and Mabel by following the trail of candy wrappers Mabel accidentally leaves behind. Blubs tells them that finding Trembley's body is his and Durland's special mission, and now that they found it, they can't let Dipper and Mabel talk about it with anyone. They decide to escort Dipper and Mabel to Washington, along with the rest of the evidence of Trembley's existence. They then attempt to halt Trembley, Mabel and Dipper's escape. They corner the trio on top of the train. However, Trembley, realizing that he is technically president, orders the Sheriff and Deputy to cease, and take a vacation, an order which they are eager to follow.
In "The Deep End", Deputy Durland and Sheriff Blubs are first seen at the Gravity Falls Pool. When Durland applies sunscreen on Blubs' back, Wendy tosses a rescue buoy at the two cops, which scares them and prevents them from moving. The cops are later seen sleeping inside their police car at night. When Dipper is chasing Mabel thorough the town in a golf cart, Blubs and Durland get awakened by the noise the vehicles were making. They are oblivious to the fact that the twins are speeding, as Durland comments that the sound was probably from their dream.
In "Carpet Diem", Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland watch from their squad car as Old Man McGucket chases Soos (Who was trapped in Waddles' body at the time). Blubs remarks that his horoscope came true, then he and Durland start talking about their star signs. They later go to the Mystery Shack to investigate some noise, and briefly switch bodies with Candy Chiu, Dipper and Grenda, thanks to the Electron Carpet.
Deputy Durland is not a bright man. He is illiterate and is easily distracted by shiny things or loud noises. In Episode 8, he is hit by several dozen tranquilizer darts, which may have affected his brain adversely. He is prone to loud outbursts and responds to stressful situations by screaming and sprinting into walls. He works as a police officer with his best friend, Sheriff Blubs. They often avoid their responsibilities and goof off or fall asleep in their police car, but Durland shows more enthusiasm for dispensing justice than his partner.
Durland and Blubs have a complicated relationship. It is known that they have sleepovers and go on vacation together, and Blubs frequently compliments Durland and talks about how much he enjoys Durland's company. Whenever Blubs is in trouble, Durland becomes overwhelmed with concern. They are not adverse to hugging or putting their arms around each-other, and they exchange friendship bracelets.
Durland is a lanky and pale man with a large pink nose, big ears, and a black uni-brow. He has light brown reddish hair that's cut into a buzz cut, that is usually hidden under his uniform's hat. He wears tall boots with his uniform and has his trousers hiked up high.
- 102. "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" (no lines)
- 103. "Headhunters"
- 106. "Dipper vs. Manliness"
- 108. "Irrational Treasure"
- 109. "The Time Traveler's Pig" (no lines)
- 112. "Summerween"
- 114. "Bottomless Pit!"
- 115. "The Deep End"
- 116. "Carpet Diem"
- 117. "Boyz Crazy" (no lines)
- 118. "Land Before Swine"
"Wanna take off our uniforms and run around in circles?"
"We're hunting them down for secret reasons!"
"I think I might be colorblind now."
"I brought rope for friendship bracelets!"
"Woooo! I got a bell! Ring, ring! Ring, ring!"
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