The Patrol Division is overseen by Captain Brian Day. As the largest and most visible division of the department, it is often what most citizens see and have contact with.
Patrol is responsible for handling emergent and non-emergent calls for service, crime prevention, community policing, traffic enforcement, city municipal code violations, routine patrol, security checks, effect arrests, write reports, testify in court and collect evidence.
Patrol is broken in to 4 teams and work 12 hour shifts, providing 24 hour per day, 7 day a week law enforcement service. The teams are divided into two day watch and two night watch shifts. Day watch works from 6 am to 6 pm and night watch from 6 pm to 6 am.
Officers are required to work at least one different shift per year, and rotate every three months. Each patrol team has one Patrol Lieutenant, one Master Police Officer and two Police Officers.
Patrol Lieutenants are responsible for the member's of their team. Lieutenants give briefing information, ensure officers are equipped, review police reports, respond to calls for service, and is the field supervisor. Master Police Officers are supervised by Lieutenants and only function in a supervisory capacity in the absence of a the Lieutenant.
Employees assigned to the Patrol Division have various special assignment opportunities. These include:
Central Point Police has in-house instructors for many topics such as Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Taser, First Aid/CPR, Traffic Enforcement and many more areas.