Patrol officers work with the community in a problem-solving mode to address public safety and qualify of life issues. Working with other town departments, officers are often the conduit for information or assistance. The division is comprised of officers assigned to patrol teams as well as several specialized services
The Patrol Division consists of five patrol teams. Each team consists of patrol officers, a supervisor and a team commander. The patrol teams work 12 hour shifts and rotate between the day and night shift.
The town is divided into three areas referred to as patrol zones. Each officer is assigned to a patrol zone during his or her tour of duty. Supervisors supplement the patrol activities and the team commander is responsible for making command decisions and overseeing the activities on the shift.