The Patrol Division is under the command of Captain Michael Chowske. This division includes:
  • Lieutenants
  • Sergeants
  • Patrol officers
The Patrol Division is also comprised of additional specialized patrol units including:
  • Mounted Patrols
  • K-9 Teams
  • Bike Patrols
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The patrol division performs a variety of duties, including routine traffic law enforcement, accident investigations, the investigations of minor offenses and the initial investigation of major offenses which is then turned over to the investigation division. Duties and responsibilities of Patrol Shift personnel include, but are not limited to:
  • Respond to calls for police service, as assigned by established authority
  • Conduct thorough preliminary investigations of all crimes and incidents, and when proper, complete follow-up by established authority
  • Enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations
  • Conduct crime prevention suppression activities
  • Maintain close liaison with the community and foster positive police community relations