The Uniformed Patrol Division is under the supervision of Deputy Chief Steve Reeves. It is commanded by Lieutenant Rich Hoaglund. Shifts run from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Sergeants in charge of the shifts are Sgt. Jeff Hoaglund, Sgt. Gary Hovey, Sgt. Jeff Foote, Sgt. Dan Shea and Sgt. Dale Matuszczak. Each shift consists of a sergeant, a uniformed investigator and patrol officers.
Uniformed Patrol Officers protect our city by responding to the majority of the calls for police services as well as patrolling their designated areas to initiate police action by actively searching for and arresting individuals involved in drug activity, burglary, robbery, thefts, and other miscellaneous criminal activities. The Patrol Officers are generally the first to respond to critical incidents and are responsible for handling the situation themselves or stabilizing the situation until additional support arrives. Each patrol unit is a mobile office for the officer. The patrol unit is equipped with a mobile computer, in car video recording equipment, cell phone, rifle, shotgun and other equipment that aids in fulfillment of their duties. Each unit is equipped to allow each officer to be a true first responder to almost any crisis or emergency.
In addition to answering the calls for police services, patrol officers follow the department’s Community Oriented Policing Philosophy. They serve as B.E.A.T. Officers, as well as use Bike Patrol and Motorcycle Patrol.