The largest Division in Police Operations, what many consider the "backbone" of any Law Enforcement Agency, is the Patrol Division. Capt. Robert Buursma is responsible for the many TEAMs within this Division.
About 42 men and women, all Patrolmen and Sergeants, make up this Division. TEAMs within this Division include: the Traffic TEAM, Community Policing TEAM, the Reserve Police Officer Unit and School Resource Officers. Patrol Division officers respond to calls for assistance, traffic crashes, crimes in progress, etc.
The Division consists of four platoons with a Sergeant leading each platoon. Patrol now works a 12-hour work schedule. Shifts typically begin at 6:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m.