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 typically 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 city ordinance violations and misdemeanors to felonies, enforce traffic laws and respond to traffic complaints, 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. This schedule provides 24 hour patrol coverage and optimal manpower allocation.
Each patrol shift is supervised and managed by a Shift Supervisor who holds the rank of Sergeant. The shifts consist of the Sergeant, a Corporal, and Patrol Officers. The Patrol Sergeants are: Sgt. Mike Leadmon, Sgt. Ray Harp, Sgt. Brian Muhlbach, & Sgt. John Cook. Additionally, the Traffic Enforcement Unit and K-9 Unit augment and operate under the Patrol Division.
To ensure adequate patrol coverage and response time, the city of Crestview is divided into four patrol “zones.” At least one Patrol Officer is 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.
Going out of town? At your request, Patrol Officers will provide periodic security checks of your home while you’re away and contact you or someone you designate if any problems are found. To request this service, please click here.