The Field Operations Division is the largest component of the agency and is responsible for responding to both emergency and non-emergency calls for services from the public. In addition, this Division handles special assignments, self-initiated activities and addresses community concerns. Animal Control personnel and Reserve Officers are integral components of the Division and community as well. Patrol Officers are responsible for partnering with the community to protect life and property and to maintain peace, order and safety and perform ancillary functions such as Evidence Technician, Field Training Officer, Canine Officer, Traffic Officer and Bicycle Patrol Officer, to name a few.
The Patrol Division is divided into three shifts in order to provide 24-hour police services. Each shift or "watch" is supervised by a Sergeant. The number of Officers assigned to each shift is tailored to historical and anticipated activity levels.
A Community Service Officer assists the Patrol Division with a myriad of tasks including parking enforcement, abandoned vehicles, private property accidents, evidence collection, and traffic control.