This division provides the routine patrol of the city. They also do the following:
Provide the booking, custody, and release of prisoners
Enforce traffic ordinances and laws
Investigate traffic, criminal, and noncriminal incidents
Perform crime prevention activities
Keep the peace
Enforce all laws and ordinances of this city and state
Our Field Operations acts as the front line of the department in providing services to the community and carrying out the mission of protecting lives and property. The division is staffed with 2 patrol lieutenants, 4 sergeants, 4 corporals, and 12 patrol officers.
Officers handle a wide variety of calls that involve criminal activity. They arrest numerous offenders each year. They also respond to noncriminal calls for service. Traffic related calls ranging from
Assisting motorists to handling a fatal auto accident
Property related calls lost, damaged, and found
Business and residential alarms
Sick cases and accidental injuries
Crime prevention talks
When the officers are not responding to dispatched calls they perform routine patrol duties that include carrying out traffic enforcement procedures, patrol in business areas, make business checks, and vacation checks. Officers are frequently required to respond to state and municipal court to testify and required to complete numerous hours of training each year.