The Patrol Operations Division not only provides emergency response at all times, it must also fulfill other responsibilities. Public Safety Officers daily duties primarily consist of answering assigned calls and initiating field activity. Field initiated activity, in which PSD officers make contact with citizens, is a critical part of the officer's unassigned time. Such activities include traffic enforcement, providing back-up for other officers, preliminary investigations, proactive patrols, suppressing civil disturbances, serving citizen subpoenas and child custody disputes. PSD Officers also have administrative duties such as report writing.
Along with serving in the capacity of the Patrol Operations Division, officers are also responsible for:
Assisting the VIPER unit
Crossing guard relief
Field Training Officers for new recruits
Overseeing the Police Reserves
They also serve as In-Service Training Instructors for the following: