First responders from the Patrol Division respond to all requests for assistance and enforcement by the Police Department.

Patrol officers work day, evening or midnight shifts. Day and evening shifts mostly handle traffic complaints in residential areas; midnight shift handles DUI enforcement Patrolthroughout the city. Patrol officers determine what areas of the city will be staffed in each sector, each day, hour-by-hour.

Officers in the Patrol Division work closely with those from Traffic Safety, Community Policing, Motorist Assist and Animal Control.

Patrol officers work from two stations: Myron Scafe and W. Jack Sanders Justice Center.