The Patrol Division has the largest number of sworn officers within the Police Department. Its primary responsibility is to provide uniformed law enforcement service to the community.
Uniformed police officers are generally the first contact a citizen has with a law enforcement agency. These initial contacts will frequently leave the citizen with a lasting impression of the department and it is our intention to make that impression a positive one. Our mission is to provide the highest quality law enforcement service in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Patrol is divided into platoons of officers, who work staggered shifts that provide police services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Platoons are commanded by Lieutenants and Sergeants who are responsible for:
- Planning, coordinating, scheduling, assigning and directing the work of the shift
- To provide protection of life and property
- Enforcement of laws and ordinances
- Crime prevention and investigation