Captain: Lt. Tony Smith
Patrol Services Captain
The Patrol Services Division is divided into four groups, with each group having a Lieutenant and a Sergeant. The Patrol Lieutenant is the Shift Commander who reports directly to the Patrol Services Division Commander. In addition to the supervisors, each shift is normally staffed with five street level patrol officers who are responsible for patrolling the city’s four zones during their twelve hour shifts.
This is management, supervisory police work in directing subordinate officers and participating in the activities of the municipal police department as Shift Commander of a patrol shift. Work responsibilities include directing or participating in patrol activities, including crime investigation and traffic control duties, during an assigned shift.
Street Supervisor – Reports to Lieutenant – This is supervisory police work including directing subordinates, participating in patrol activities, responding to complaints and ensuring that calls for service are answered promptly.
Reports to Street Supervisor – Journey level general law enforcement work at the full performance level involving the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws as well as related preventative and investigative work. This also includes the responsibility for serving the citizens of the community by performing other general police assignments received from officers of superior rank.
Officers answer calls for service and perform duties such as checking closed businesses, aiding with funeral escorts and other special traffic control details, and verification of VIN numbers of vehicles. Some of the many calls for service answered by patrol officers include: taking initial theft, forgery, and burglary reports; checking suspicious persons or vehicles; locating reported reckless or impaired drivers; mediating domestic disputes and performing traffic stops. Patrol officers spend much of their time out in the community and meet many citizens while on duty. Officers also speak with business and homeowners about ways to protect themselves and their property.
Members of the Patrol Services Division are responsible for the protection of lives and property in the City of Brunswick. Officers are to deter or prevent criminal activity when possible and resolve matters in which crimes have already occurred through investigation and/or arrest. Officers are to enforce local ordinances, state, and federal laws. Also, officers are expected to provide public service in many ways which require them to do many tasks for the community that do not involve enforcement of laws.