The Patrol Division is the largest component of the agency and is commanded by four patrol sergeants who supervise their respective shifts. This division provides basic police services twenty-four hours a day, handling routine service calls, conducting preliminary case investigations and complete investigations of crimes of a misdemeanor nature. The following functions are also carried out by patrol officers.
1. Mountain Bike/Segway Patrols: A part time function consisting of specially trained officers who are assigned on an as needed basis to patrol areas by bicycle and/or Segway.
2. Traffic Enforcement and Education: There is a direct relationship between the quality of enforcement and the degree of safety with which citizens use the streets and highways. Enforcement efforts are concentrated against those violations and at the times and places which cause the greatest number of accidents. Conspicuous patrol by officers in marked cars is the primary means of accomplishing the objective of promoting good driving behavior.
3. The Training Section: A group of selected officers who are either state certified police instructors or field training officers. This section is responsible for conducting in-service training covering topics related to officer safety as well as the basic field training that all newly appointed officers must successfully compete.
4. Crime Prevention Section which includes DARE, community policing, and juvenile programs.