Patrol Section officers are the uniformed officers you see every day. They patrol the city’s streets 24/7 to protect lives & property, and to serve the public in many ways. They are primarily responsible for answering calls for service of all types, including the initial investigation of any crime that can’t be handled by phone; disturbances, burglar alarms, traffic control issues, or any other thing the police are called for. They also do traffic law enforcement, investigate most traffic accidents, train rookie officers, and proactively patrol the streets when not handling calls.
New academy graduates spend 3 months in a field training program, conducted by veteran officers, which they must successfully complete before they are released for solo patrol.