The Patrol Division is the largest division in the Rocky Hill Police Department. It consists of the uniformed officers assigned to patrol duties. Officers staff this division 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and perform a wide range of functions.
The uniformed officers of the patrol division are responsible for:
Responding to calls for service:
Motor vehicle accidents
Recovery of stolen property
Public assistance calls
Calls for medical assistance
Other incidents requiring a police response
Preventive Patrol: preventing incidents before they occur
Apprehending criminals and wanted persons
Enforcement of motor vehicle laws
Working with the public to prevent crimes
Prisoner Control: the Patrol Division is responsible for monitoring all prisoners being held by the department until they are turned over to court
Tactics & Technologies
The Patrol Division utilizes different tactics and technologies to accomplish its mission. Both marked and unmarked patrol vehicles are used and all are equipped with mobile data terminals which provides links to local, state and national resources. Radar and laser speed measurement devices are available for officers to use when conducting motor vehicle enforcement.
All primary patrol vehicles have automated external defibrillators (AED) and basic first aid supplies to assist with medical emergencies.