Patrol officers are the most visible representative of the government and are the backbone of the department.
In a town wide poll, the Police Department was selected as the #1 service provider in town. This is directly attributed to the patrol division and their professionalism.
The patrol officer's duties include but are not limited to:
Assisting with traffic flow and collision reduction
Collecting and preserve evidence
Conducting preliminary investigations
Identifying, apprehend and to assist with the facilitation of conviction of offenders
Inspecting the security of businesses and other property
Maintaining order and public peace
Performing various forms of community services
Preventing criminal and delinquent behavior
Preventing disruptions at public gatherings
Protecting lives and property
Providing traffic direction
Repressing criminal and delinquent behavior
Responding to calls for service
Routinely patrolling and observing
Writing accurate reports
Although most police departments throughout the country have similar responsibilities, the Longmeadow Police Department officers are unique in their delivery of services. You will find these patrol officers to be empathetic and committed to the problem solving philosophy.
The patrol officer works a 4 and 2 schedule: 4 days on and 2 days off.
Shifts are bid by seniority:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - Midnight
Midnight - 8 p.m.
The Patrol Division of the Police Department consists of: