Field Operations Division

The division is responsible for community education and enforcement of Federal, State and local laws, including crime prevention strategies.

The Patrol Unit is responsible for providing around the clock professional law enforcement services for our community. Our Police Officers are the first line of defense against the criminal element. Often referred to as the backbone of the police department, these officers are carefully selected and highly trained. Although many of the services involve responding to criminal activity, patrol officers also provide directed patrol in order to improve the quality of life for citizens.

Patrol work is complex and critical. It can be summarized by listing the following activities:

  • Deterring crime through directed patrol.
  • Enforcing the laws.
  • Investigating criminal behavior.
  • Apprehending offenders.
  • Writing reports.
  • Coordinating efforts with the prosecutor.
  • Assisting individuals in danger or in need of other assistance.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Keeping the peace.
  • Maintaining order.
  • Keeping pedestrian and automobile traffic moving safely.
  • Assisting with special events.