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Patrol Division
Overview
Four sergeants and 16 patrol officers staff the Patrol Division. Patrol officers perform the greatest amount of service to the Harrisonville community. They work to:
  • Prevent criminal activity
  • Protect life and property
  • Preserve the peace
  • Check suspicious persons and vehicles
  • Investigate crimes and offenses
  • Make arrests

Officers’ Roles

The patrol officer has many roles:
  • Protector
  • Law enforcer
  • Investigator
  • Counselor
  • Problem solver
  • Peacekeeper
  • Interpreter of the law

Patrols’ Assignments
Preventive patrol is an important function of the Patrol Division. Officers make their visible presence serve as a deterrent to crime. Analysis of crime and other calls determines assignment of officers to areas. These patrol areas are periodically reevaluated.

Servicing the Community
Special patrols are tailored for community events and other special details within the city. A patrol officer is responsible for any calls for police service. At times when there are more demands for police service, additional officers are scheduled to work. They can handle assignments, serve as backup, and assist on calls of a serious nature. All patrol officers are under the supervision of a sergeant and lieutenant.