The Patrol Division is the uniformed first-line response of the Police Department. This division consists of Patrol, Traffic, and K-9 Units. Full staffing within the Patrol Division consists of a lieutenant, six sergeants, and 25 patrol officers. The Patrol Division's first and foremost responsibility is to respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
The Patrol Unit is also responsible for creating a visible and proactive presence within the community in an effort to develop positive partnerships with community members in order to deter and prevent criminal or unsafe activity. Patrol officers are the first responders for all criminal, traffic, and medical calls. Their vehicles are equipped with first-aid kits, defibrillators, oxygen units, and extrication tools, as well as crime scene processing supplies, animal snares, water-rescue floats, emergency flares, emergency lighting, speed enforcement devices, and camera systems. Officers communicate with radios and mobile laptop computers.
The Traffic Unit conducts periodic and random traffic enforcement, investigates motor vehicle accidents, and conducts commercial truck inspections and planned safety inspections for local businesses. Their goal is to increase the safety of our roadways and prevent motor vehicle collisions.
The K-9 Unit provides protection, search and recovery support, and narcotic detection for the department. The unit also participates in community education and awareness programs.
There are also several regional services that augment the Patrol Division's function, including SWAT, accident reconstruction, hostage negotiation, and incident command units.