The Patrol Division, the largest division within the Department, consists of exceptionally well-trained officers whose duty it is to patrol the Township and enforce the law. They are the most visible section within the police force, providing service 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Each officer is assigned to a specific region within the Township so he/she may become familiar with the people and activities within the area patrolled. They respond to all medical emergencies, assist citizens in need, and respond to a wide variety of calls. These responses include community service calls such as helping a stranded motorist, responding to domestic disturbances, burglaries, or any other requests for assistance. They maintain a strong presence within the community and receive regular training to further their skills and stay current with any new policing techniques, crime trends and new technologies.
The Patrol Division is the backbone of the Police Department and is responsible for protecting life and property, preventing crimes, and solving problems. They take great pride in serving the residents and visitors to Tredyffrin Township.
In 2015, there were 24,000 calls for service – that’s more than 67 calls per day! This is a significant increase from the 2012 total calls for service of 21,258. The Patrol Division continually monitors the Township in order to enforce the law and keep citizens safe. Much of the data and statistics shown throughout this report reflect the effort and dedication of our highly qualified Patrol staff.