The Patrol Division is the largest division within the Police Department. Lieutenant Justin DePasqua is the Patrol Division Commander. The Patrol Division is staffed with four patrol platoons and one traffic safety platoon. Each platoon is staffed with a Sergeant, a Corporal and Officers. The Patrol Division also has a K-9 unit and a Community Service Officer. The K-9 unit is trained in patrol tactics, drug detection and tracking. The Community Service Officer assists the department with daily non-law enforcement duties.
While every officer of the department is sworn to protect life and property, prevent crime and arrest violators of the law, it is the members of the Patrol Division that accomplish these goals through routine patrol of assigned areas of the township. Patrol officers respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, investigate traffic collisions, enforce vehicle laws and handle any other requests for police service.
The Patrol Division handles over 20,000 calls for service each year.