Legal Advisor acts as an advisor to the Chief of Police and his staff on department matters, to ensure conformity with existing laws and court decisions. He or she is available to give legal counsel and advice on law enforcement problems to the entire department. He or she furnishes legal advice and opinions to members through direct communications, written memoranda, publications, briefings, and formal instruction.
Office of Media Relations
Office of Media Relations acts as a liaison between the department and members of the working news media. The office issues all formal releases of information and coordinates all relations between the news media and the department, as well as disseminating internal informational material for members of the department.
Fleet Management Division
Fleet Management Division is responsible for all aspects of assigning and maintaining the fleet of vehicles owned and operated by the department.
Internal Affairs Division (IAD)
IAD conducts investigations and maintains records on all complaints of wrongdoing lodged against members.
Accounting/Personnel Office handles all accounts receivable and payable and prepares the departmentís annual budget, as well as all personnel records and actions.
Office of Operational Management
Operational Management is responsible for providing a wide range of services to the Chief of Police and the department, such as coordinating all research; writing, reviewing and distributing policies and procedures; securing state and federal grant funds; coordinating travel of officers on department business; conducting research on products and equipment; exchanging information with other police agencies regarding operations; inventory control and supply; and accreditation.
Staff Inspections Office
Staff Inspections Office is responsible for conducting daily inspections of all divisions of the department, and to generally oversee the entire operation of the department at night.
Health and Safety Office
Health and Safety analyzes conditions that may affect an officerís performance or result in loss of work time.
Community Resources Office
Community Resources is responsible for establishing liaison with formal community organizations and other community groups.
The DARE Program places police officers in elementary school classrooms to act as anti-drug abuse instructors.
Extra Duty Office
Extra Duty Office coordinates and tracks all off-duty employment of police officers.
Intelligence Division gathers information on both real and potential threats to the public peace and assimilates and reports such information to the Chief of Police.
Explosives and Hazardous Materials Unit
Explosives and Hazardous Materials UNIT is responsible for on-scene and follow-up investigations of hazardous materials spills or fires, explosions, or crimes involving incendiary devices of all types.
Special Response Team (SRT)
The Special Response Team is not a full-time unit, but is composed of officers who are on-call. Their mission is to respond to emergency operations, such as hostage situations, and to provide dignitary and VIP protection.