Police Department Operations

The Police Department is structured into four divisions, each lead by a major who reports to the chief of police. 

Operations Division:

The Operations Division is lead by Major Mike Childs and is the largest division within the Police Department. The Operations Division contains a majority of the department's sworn personnel assigned to the Patrol section as well as the Special Operation Unit which contains the Traffic section and K-9 officers. Duties handled within the Operations Division include:

  • Responding to emergency / non-emergency calls for service
  • Traffic accident investigation
  • Community Policing Projects
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Emergency Services Squad (SWAT)
  • Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team (EOD)

Criminal Investigations Division:

The Criminal Investigations Division is lead by Major John Boenker. The Criminal Investigations Division is split into three units, the Criminal Investigations Unit, Juvenile Investigations Unit and the Special Investigations Unit. Duties handled within this division include:

  • Follow up investigations
  • Filing of criminal complaints / warrants
  • Drug / vice / alcohol related investigations
  • D.A.R.E. program for schools
  • School Resource Officer program for schools

Administration Division:

The Administration Division is lead by Major Curt Mansell. Units in the Administrative Division include the Public Information Unit, Professional Standards Unit and the Records Unit. Duties handled within this division include:

  • Hiring and recruiting of new staff
  • Building and facility maintenance and upkeep
  • CALEA Accreditation management
  • Requests for Police reports / records
  • Fleet management
  • Front desk staff / walk in reports
  • Continuing education / training for staff

Support Services Division:

The Support Services Division is lead by Major Mark Taylor. This division includes the Detention Unit, Communications Unit and Animal Control Unit. Duties handled within this division include:

  • Booking and intake of prisoners
  • 911 dispatching / radio communications
  • Calls for service that involve injured or stray animals