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Patrol Services

PatrolServicesThe core of Field Operations is Patrol Services which is made up of lieutenants, sergeants and eight (8) squads of patrol officers who have been trained in CPR, Lidar, Bike Patrol, and T-3 Patrol. Patrol Services officers respond to both non-emergency and emergency calls for police service. They are involved in community outreach activities. Bike Patrol officers patrol hiker/biker trails and assist with security details at large events. Each officer in Patrol Services is assigned to one specific beat and is encouraged to take ownership of that area while resolving one-time and recurring crime concerns. Patrol Services is tasked with assisting allied law enforcement agencies with large crowds, presidential details and weather-related emergencies.

 

Officers work closely with the staff and patrons of the community centers within their respective beats. Field Operations personnel are often assigned to positive youth development activities at local parks and community centers, community festivals, the County Fair, and other large signature community events, to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for participants.

Personnel assigned to Field Operations are responsible for providing direct law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors of the park system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.