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 department's reputation as much.

     Patrol activities range from making initial reports of crime, arrest reports, accident reports, and supplemental reports. Non-criminal activities include searching for lost children, civil disputes, courtroom testimony, and traffic enforcement and resolutions. 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 overall reputation and success.

Helpful Links

Helpful and informative web sites relating to crime prevention and safety are available on the Internet. We have selected a few of these and have created links on this page so you can easily reach them. Read More

FAQs

Here we have a list of the most frequently asked questions which include traffic tickets, accident reports, impound, and much more Read More

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