Public Safety Officers

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 PSOs 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. PSOs are cross-trained law enforcement officers who are certified in firefighting.  They also have administrative duties such as report writing.


Responsibilities


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
  • Firefighting
  • Overseeing the Police Reserves

Training Instructors


Officers also serve as In-Service Training Instructors for the following:
  • Building Search Techniques
  • CPR
  • Felony Traffic Stops
  • Firearms
  • Taser 
  • Precision Driving
  • Preliminary Breath Test
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Civil Disorder
Officers at Bay City Fireworks w Ferris Wheel
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