To provide efficient and professional service and address crime trends in a proactive manner to reduce crime and fear of crime and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.
To provide the highest levels of service to the community
Provide a safe and peaceful environment
Respond proactively to crime trends
Patrol is composed of three shifts of uniformed officers that provide services 24 hours a day, are occasionally assigned to selective enforcement needs.
Patrol is primarily responsible for responding to medical emergencies, immediate and routine service calls, crime-related incidents and quality of life issues. Officers assigned to Patrol conduct preliminary investigations, collect evidence and arrest offenders. Other responsibilities include: facilitating the safe, expeditious movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic; minimizing property loss: recovering lost or stolen property; ensuring safety and protection of persons and property through proactive and directed patrol; apprehending offenders; rendering aid and advice as necessary; and providing the highest level of quality service through problem solving and community-oriented policing.
The Department has mobile data computer systems in the police vehicles to enhance officer safety. These systems will integrate into the CAPTAIN system through the Capitol Region Council of Governments. The new mobile data computers will provide officers with the ability to perform record inquiries, and a number of other task-related functions.
Service Indicators - 2003 Actual
Calls for service 6,686
Medical Calls 453
Motor Vehicle Stops 672
Property Checks 736
Fingerprnt Citizens 235