All officers begin their careers in the Patrol Division. Many officers prefer this assignment and it is not uncommon to have an officer spend his entire career in the Patrol Division. The work is diverse and forms the backbone of any law enforcement agency. Officers in this division are responsible for traffic enforcement, motor vehicle crash investigations, preliminary criminal investigations, and of course, response to all emergency calls.
Officers in the Patrol Division also perform many community outreach functions by participating in local events and programs. These include but are not limited to the position of School Resource Officer and the department's participation in the
Beat the Heat program.