We are committed to professionalism, quality community policing concepts, increased safety and security of our citizens, and the highest professional law enforcement standards.
The men and women assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division perform the most visible and recognizable functions of the Police Department. They are the ones that respond to your calls for assistance. You will find them patrolling your neighborhoods, looking for a lost child, comforting the victim of a crime, enforcing traffic laws, investigating motor vehicle accidents, or questioning someone who doesn't appear to belong in your neighborhood. Officers assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division are, quite often, the agency's first line of defense.
Eight full-time officers currently man the Uniformed Patrol Division, which is the heart of the department. These officers are the front line in fighting crime and upholding the laws of our community. If you call 911 for help, the first police officers to respond will likely be Uniformed Patrol Division officers.
The men and women of the Uniformed Patrol Division stand ready 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year, to answer calls for help ranging from life and death situations to courtesy services extended to the members of our community.
Patrol Division officers perform a wide range of duties, to include:
- Responding to the immediate emergency and non-emergency calls for service within the community
- Enforcing city ordinances, state laws, and federal statutes
- Preserving the public peace
- Preventing, detecting, and investigating crimes
- Protecting lives, property, and individual rights
- Apprehending and prosecuting offenders
- Conduct preliminary investigations of crimes, enforce traffic laws, and promote safety
Our patrol officers emphasize on community policing techniques and are required to complete directed patrols in their areas on a daily basis. This allows the officers to become even more familiar with our community and employees of businesses in their area as well as the community getting to know our officers.