The patrol division is the backbone of the department. The division is comprised of four patrol teams, criminal investigations, specialized units and an administration section. Each of the four patrol teams is directed by a sergeant with the assistance of a working corporal along with eight officers. The administration section is comprised of a major; who is the division commander and two lieutenants, serving as watch commanders.
To better handle the unique demands of modern-day law enforcement, the patrol services division is enhanced by several specialized units. They consist of the traffic unit, S.W.A.T. team, canine (K-9) unit, criminal investigations and the vice/narcotics unit.
The patrol division is tasked with responding to emergency calls for assistance, detection and prevention of crime, traffic crash investigations, traffic enforcement, business checks, and proactive neighborhood patrols. The division helps prevent crime and provides a visible presence to the public, instilling confidence and security within the community. Its officers are the first responders who take charge of situations that require immediate action to resolve or mitigate safety issues or concerns.
The patrol division continues its problem oriented policing style utilizing intelligence led responses to crime trends within the community which allowed us to be more responsive to community needs. Additionally, our community partnerships, flexibility, and use of intelligence data remain vital to the patrol division’s relentless crime fighting activities.
For more information please contact Major Steve Rockefeller at 352-728-9786 ext 3882.