The Patrol Division is the largest division of the Decatur Police Department with 110 sworn officers. The officers assigned to the Patrol Division are highly visible, uniform officers patrolling in marked police vehicles. These front line officers answer thousands of calls on a yearly basis. Besides answering calls for service, they are responsible for numerous proactive enforcement activities to include gang enforcement initiatives and traffic enforcement measures.
Patrol officers are integral to the Decatur Police Department’s Community Policing efforts. These officers become a part of the community in which they serve by attending community meetings, talking with neighborhood residents about their concerns and seeking their input into the problem-solving process.
The Patrol Division is a 24/7 operation with three shifts of officers led by a Lieutenant and four sergeants.