The Patrol Division is the backbone of the Police Department and is supervised by the Operations Commander, Lieutenant Robert Matthews. Each of our four dedicated Patrol Squads consist of a Sergeant, Corporal and three officers.
The patrol officer is typically the first point of contact with the citizens of our community. A tour of duty may find our officers effectuating an arrest, in control at the scene of a major crime, investigating a traffic accident, assisting at a medical emergency and handling routine calls for service.
Another important function of the Patrol Division is crime prevention. Their high visibility and presence helps to serve as a deterrent. Officers can routinely be found actively checking business locations, parks, neighborhoods, parking areas and enforcing traffic laws.