The Uniformed Patrol Division is the largest single deployment of personnel within the department, accounting for 81 officers, 12 sergeants, and 3 lieutenants. Patrol Officers are currently assigned to 12-hour shifts, with overlap during shift change as well as peak call periods.
They are responsible for responding to calls for service from citizens and visitors within our city 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each year, the College Station Police Department responds to thousands of calls for service, the vast majority of which are handled by the men and women of the Uniformed Patrol Division.
Once an officer is licensed by the State of Texas, they complete an in-depth Field Training Program as they learn and grow in experience. This Field Training Program is comprised of three five-week “phases” where the officer assumes more responsibility as they progress. Only upon successful completion of this training program are they released to work on their own and are assigned to a patrol shift.
Officers are assigned to a specific geographic beat and work with other units within the department to address issues that affect the quality of life for our citizens and our visitors. Through these partnerships within the department, it better equips our personnel to build and maintain effective partnerships within the community. It is through this combined Police-Citizen effort that we can have a significant impact on the overall quality of life for all of us.