The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for the total operation of the police department. This includes:
- Developing departmental policy
- Planning and development
- Preparation of the departmental budget
- Rules and operating procedures
It is the responsibility of the Chief of Police to ensure the Department operates effectively and efficiently according to city and department policy.
This Office has two additional units:
- Community Policing Teams
- Professional Standards Unit
Community Policing Teams
The Community Policing Team concept is to provide a means for coordinating and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of police services in an established area and/or patrol sector. These are analytical teams comprised of members of the operational teams with ancillary duties to identify specific neighborhoods in their sector and with direct input from the citizens, identify, analyze and resolve unique problems to those neighborhoods.
There are five Community Police Teams. Teams one through five correspond to patrol sectors and are responsible for identifying, analyzing, and solving neighborhood problems in their respective sectors. Team Leaders provide monthly reports concerning activity for their respective area and make presentations at quarterly Compstat meetings.
Annual Report 2021-2022