The majority of our personnel work as uniformed patrol officers. They are the most visible and recognizable members of our department. Officers work one of three shifts: 7AM-3PM, 3PM-11PM or 11PM-7AM. Officers patrol in cruisers, on foot, and on bicycles. Officers spend their shifts tending to the following duties, and many more:
1. Administrative Duties: Testifying in court, conducting and receiving training, attending in community meetings, transporting paperwork between offices, serving summonses, managing property and evidence, report writing, and transporting cruisers to the garage for service.
2. Responding to Calls For Service: Medical emergencies, domestic disturbances, fights in progress, stolen property, damaged/vandalized property, unattended deaths, sexual assaults, child/elder/disabled person abuse, noise complaints, robberies, breaking and enterings, medical emergencies, burglar alarms, parking complaints, animal complaints, intoxicated persons, drug use, traffic control, motor vehicle collisions, and any suspicious activities.
3. Self-initiated Activities: Motor vehicle stops, investigation of suspicious activity, locating wanted persons (warrants), park and walks, and conducting building and property checks.
4. Community Outreach Activities: Attending community meetings, teaching classes and workshops, hosting ride-alongs, organizing and participating in Police Day, serving as a liaison to identified communities, and many other varied activities. All uniformed fficers are trained as first responders and are certified to use semi-automated defibrillators for assisting victims in cardiac arrest. Each on-duty cruiser is equipped with one of these lifesaving devices as well as other medical equipment. Uniform patrol is a very diverse and challenging position that requires dedicated and resourceful men and women working together.
Patrol Division 7AM-3PM
Shift Commander: Lt. Alan Borowski
Patrol Supervisors: SSgt. Joseph Golec, SSgt. Patrick Moody
Patrol Division 3PM-11PM
Shift Commander: Lt. Grzegorz Korepta
Patrol Supervisors: SSgt. Josef Barszcz, SSgt. Dennis Liptak
Patrol Division 11PM-7AM
Shift Commander: Lt. Brian Letzeisen
Patrol Supervisors: SSgt. Brendan McKinney, SSgt. Honora Sullivan-Chin