The division is comprised of uniformed officers with a wide range of responsibilities. They are the initial response to any call of service received by our dispatch center. The division is divided into two shifts (Day and Night) with a total of 4 squads. Officers assigned to the division work 11.5 hr. shifts on a non-rotating basis. Each squad is assigned officers with different certifications such as EMT, Motorcycle, K-9, bike patrol, SWAT, and Field Training. Each officer is assigned to a geographical area of the Township as a part of the department’s initiative for community policing. This goes hand in hand with the Neighborhood Watch Program. Each officer is assigned Neighborhood Watch Block Captains in their patrol district in which information is communicated between them on a regular basis. Also, if there is a particular concern about an area within the Township the concern will be forwarded to the officer assigned to that district so that the concern can be addressed accordingly.
Each squad is supervised by a sergeant and the shift is commanded by a lieutenant.