Field Operations Bureau

The Field Operations Bureau is comprised of a multitude of Divisions/Services: Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Special Services Division, Traffic Safety Section, Animal Services, and Canine Operations.  The Field Operations Bureau is under the command of a Captain who reports directly to the Major. The Captain is responsible for the overall efficient and effective management and administration of the Field Operations Bureau and exercises direct authority over the Patrol Division Lieutenants, Criminal Investigations Division Lieutenant and Special Services Division Lieutenant.  The Field Operations Bureau has four Patrol Divisions/Teams, sometimes referred to as Patrol Watches. Each Team is commanded by a Lieutenant and is supervised by two Sergeants. Patrol Lieutenants report directly to the Field Operations Bureau Commander. Each Patrol Team is subdivided into squads comprised of a Sergeant, five assigned patrol officers and a canine officer.

Patrol Division

The Patrol Teams, 4 Watches, are charged with the primary responsibility of providing line level police services which include:

  • Preventive patrol
  • Crime prevention activities
  • Response to calls for service
  • Investigation of crimes, accidents, incidents and conditions, including the apprehension of offenders
  • Traffic direction and control
  • Maintenance of public order
  • Provision of emergency services
  • Service of legal process
  • Development of relationships between citizens and the agency
  • Reporting of information to appropriate agencies and organizational components

Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) consists of three components: 

  • The General Investigations Section
  • The Special Investigations Section
  • Crime Scene Technicians

This Division has primary responsibility for the investigation of more serious or complex offenses, crime analysis, and evidence/property control functions.

Special Services Division

The Special Services Division consists of three components:

  • Traffic Safety Section
  • School Resource Officers
  • Animal Services Technician