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:
  • Arresting offenders
  • Assisting with traffic flow and collision reduction
  • Collecting and preserve evidence
  • Conducting preliminary investigations
  • Developing contacts
  • 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 information
  • 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:
  • 18 patrolmen
  • 5 sergeants
  • 1 lieutenant
  • 1 captain