The Field Operations Division is comprised of one deputy chief, three commanders, seven sergeants, six detectives, two school resource officers, thirty-one patrol officers and one part-time social worker.
The main purpose of the officers working in the patrol division is to prevent crimes and accidents as well as to obtain compliance with City ordinances and state statutes. While on patrol, the police officer is available to respond to and investigate accidents, enforce traffic laws and parking regulations and prevent criminal activities by being visable and available.
In addition, the Patrol Division continues to build and foster relationships with the business and the community by participating in numerous Community Policing assignments.
The Investigations Division is comprised of one division commander, one sergeant, six detectives, two School Resource Officers, and one part-time Social Worker. This division conducts compliance checks on liquor and tobacco and inspects establishments that offer massage therapy to the public. Additionally, the division continues to pursue asset and vehicle forfeitures whenever possible.
Community Policing Assignments
The Patrol Division continues to build and foster relationships with the businesses and the community. Below are some examples of Community Policing assignments, meetings and events.
Library read to children
Senior Center Breakfast
School Resource Officer Program
The School Resource Officer Program is a well-established program, which provides each of the high schools with a full-time juvenile officer during the school year. Each officer handles law enforcement related problems, teaches classes and acts as a liaison between the school and the police department.
SRO’s must use their discretion when handling incidents at the school. Although it is not a priority, arrests are sometimes necessary when other options or school consequences are not appropriate.