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Patrol Division

Function and Duties

Dozier on Segway

The Uniform Patrol Division is the single largest division in the department, and is made up of 34 sworn officers. Officers assigned to the Patrol Division are responsible for accomplishing a wide variety of tasks. They respond to calls for service from the public which they serve for reports of thefts, burglaries, suspicious activity, situations involving domestic violence, motor vehicle accidents, missing persons, and various other criminal violations.

While on duty, officers are involved actively in random neighborhood patrols and in situations where there is a greater need for police, more intensive patrols, specifically targeting areas that have indicated patterns of criminal activity over time. At the direction of their Watch Commander, they actively enforce the "rules of the road" by utilizing traffic control devices such as RADAR and LIDAR (or Laser), with a common goal of encouraging voluntary compliance of the speed limits posted within the city.