The patrol function of any police department is recognized as the core function of a policing agency and ours is no exception. There are 6 patrol squads assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Each squad is staffed with a Lieutenant who serves as the Shift Commander, a Sergeant who is the Road Supervisor and 8 to 10 Police Officers.
The township is divided into 7 patrol districts. During an 10.5 hour tour each district is staffed with 1 officer. That officer will be the primary responder to any type of emergency or call for police assistance in their assigned district. Typically officers respond to reports of burglaries, thefts, criminal mischief, crimes in progress, domestic violence, burglar alarm activations, shoplifting, motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies and fire calls. If the officer requires any additional or specialized assistance, other units will be dispatched to assist.