Patrol & Investigations

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Patrol Functions & Investigations

Patrol Functions
Patrol functions is the primary operations of the agency. The department generally has a minimum of two officers on patrol per shift. During late spring, summer and early fall months the department also has officers patrol on police mountain bikes mostly in the evening hours. Officers patrol by routine, random patrol as well as assigned selective enforcement. Patrols responded to 18,228 calls for service in 1998.
Sgt.Scott Zelko is responsible for department case management and investigations.  Sgt.Scott Zelko is the the assigned Criminal Investigator. Several officers are trained and certified in evidence collection and processing as well as basic criminal investigations. The department investigated 1,983 criminal cases in 1998.