Role of a Patrol Officer

The Patrol Force is the backbone and action arm of the Police Department. Its field functions are multiple. They include response to calls for service, which may entail a wide spectrum of needs and problematic situations. It has been said that a good patrol officer combines the knowledge and qualities of an investigator, physician, lawyer, social worker, and family friend.

The patrol officer function has evolved from a reactive or response mode to proactive. The officer must be knowledgeable and prepared to be the prime component of community-oriented law enforcement. Assessment of needs and the ability to be a dynamic problem solver are within the patrol officer's range of duties and responsibilities.

Patrol job performance requirements and demands have increased as law enforcement deals with a wide range of drug, alcohol, or substance abuse problems and corollary issues.

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  1. Jeff McNeil
    Operations Commander

    Ph: 928-537-5091, ext.235

    Show Low Police Department
    411 East Deuce of Clubs
    Show Low, AZ 85901

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1497
    Show Low, AZ 85902

    Ph: 928-537-5091, ext.235
    Fx: 928-537-8346
    Non-Emergency: 928-537-4365
    Emergency: 911

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