Uniformed Patrol is the most widely recognized and vital component of the Crestview Police Department. Patrol Officers drive marked patrol vehicles and are the primary responders to calls for service. When a citizen dials 911 or calls the Police Department to request assistance or report a crime, a uniformed Patrol Officer is usually the first to respond to the scene.
During their shifts, Patrol Officers are called upon to identify, pursue, and arrest criminals, investigate complaints ranging from ordinance violations to felonies, enforce traffic laws, investigate motor vehicle crashes, search for and apprehend suspects, resolve problems and disputes, and conduct business and neighborhood security checks and foot patrols. Patrol Officers must have an in-depth and well-rounded knowledge of the law and possess strong observation and communication skills.
The Patrol Division is divided into two Patrol Squads, “A” Squad and “B” Squad. Each Squad consists of a day shift and a night shift. The day shifts operate from 6:00AM – 6:00PM and the night shifts operate from 6:00PM – 6:00AM, providing 24 hour patrol coverage for the city of Crestview.
Each patrol shift is managed by a Sergeant and consists of a Corporal and Patrol Officers. The Patrol Supervisors are: Sgt. Mike Leadmon, Sgt. Ray Harp, Sgt. Brian Muhlbach, & Sgt. John Cook. Additionally, the Traffic Enforcement Unit, K-9 Unit, and Traffic Homicide Investigations Unit operate under the Patrol Division.
To ensure adequate patrol coverage and response time, the city is divided into four patrol zones. At least one Patrol Officer assigned exclusively to each zone. The zone configurations are as follows:
- “Zone 1″ – all areas within the city limits west of Highway 85 from Old Bethel Rd. south to Highway 90.
- “Zone 2″ – all areas within the city limits east of Highway 85 from Airport Rd. south to Redstone Ave.
- “Zone 3″ – all areas within the city limits west of Highway 85 from Highway 90 south to Redstone Ave.
- “Zone 4″ – all areas within the city limits south of Redstone Ave. to the Shoal River Bridge.
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