The Field Operations Bureau is the largest bureau within the College Station Police Department, encompassing several different units and assignments. These include Uniformed Patrol, Crime Analysis, Police Assistants, School Resource Officers (SRO), as well as our Community Enhancement Unit (CEU) and the Northgate Entertainment District Unit, dubbed our “CSTEP” (College Station Tourism and Entertainment Policing) Unit. The Field Operations Bureau is under the command of Assistant Chief Billy Couch.
Our Uniformed Patrol Division is the largest single division within the department with an authorized staffing of 58 Officers, 10 Sergeants and 2 Lieutenants. They are responsible for responding to calls for service from citizens and visitors within our city 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our 4 SRO’s are a vital part of this Division and work within the Middle School and High School campuses of the College Station Independent School District. Our civilian Police Assistants work to assist the uniformed Officers by taking initial reports over the phone and on a walk-in basis.
Additionally, we have sworn personnel assigned to CEU and CSTEP, two specialized units within the bureau. CEU has an authorized staffing of 3 Officers and 1 Sergeant and CSTEP is staffed by 8 officers and 1 Sergeant.
Our Crime Analyst works with personnel from the Field Operations Bureau and the Operations Support Bureau to quantify, analyze and develop response plans to emerging crime and quality of life issues within the city. An Administrative Lieutenant helps to oversee these specialized assignments and works closely with the other Lieutenants to accomplish the goals of the Department.