The patrol division comprises the largest segment of the department, in terms of staff, equipment, and budgetary needs. Uniform police officers, and their marked police vehicles, are the most visible components of the department. They are usually the first individuals encountered by the public, and sometimes the only police personnel that the citizen will interact with. Therefore, no other division has the opportunity to affect the departments reputation as much. Patrol activities range from making initial reports of crime, arrest reports, accident reports, and supplemental reports


when additional information is received. Non-criminal activities include searching for lost children, civil disputes, courtroom testimony, and traffic enforcement and resolutions. Unlocking car doors for stranded motorists and funeral escorts are frequently used services still offered by our patrol division, long since abandoned by many departments. Obviously, the patrol officer must be very versatile. The quality of service provided to the public by the patrol division reflects directly on the police department's competence.

Oneonta, AL

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