The Patrol Division operates 24 hours a day, patrolling the 36 square miles of City boundaries, which encompass 176 miles of City roadway.
Through proactive patrol, Patrol Division personnel strive to prevent crimes, disorder, and traffic-related accidents through a community-police partnership concept.
The Department's Tactical Operations Unit is comprised of a SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) Team and Hostage Negotiators. The Unit is utilized during high risk, critical incidents requiring both specialized training and equipment to minimize risk to both the public and police officers.
Commander Jeff Kirkham
The SWAT Team is supported by the Superstition Fire and Medical District, who give tactical emergency medical service during operations.
The team maintains a high state of readiness and training and is capable of providing rapid response to critical incidents within the City or providing support to neighboring agencies.