The Patrol Division is part of the Field Services Bureau and is the largest division in the Fairfield Police Department. It consists of the uniformed officers assigned to patrol duties. Officers staff this division 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and perform a wide range of patrol duties and community policing programs including: :
- Patrol Function:
- Responding to calls for service: criminal complaints, motor vehicle accidents, recovery of stolen property, public assistance calls, calls for medical assistance and other incidents requiring a police response
- Preventive Patrol: Preventing incidents before they occur.
- Apprehending criminals and wanted persons
- Enforcement of Motor Vehicle laws
- Working with the public to prevent crimes
- Field Training: The training of new officers after they complete the Connecticut Police Academy and until they have met the standards to be certified as law enforcement officers.
- Prisoner Control: The patrol division is responsible for monitoring all prisoners being held by the department until they are turned over to court.
- School Resource Officers: The Fairfield Police Department assigns officers to each of the Town’s two high schools during the school year.
- Emergency Services Unit: This unit is comprised of officers specially trained in building searches, hostage rescue, use of specialty weapons and other tactics to be used in high risk situations. We also have hostage negotiators.
The Patrol Division utilizes different tactics and technologies to accomplish its mission. Both marked and unmarked patrol vehicles are used and all are equipped with mobile data terminals which provides links to local, state and national resources. Radar and laser speed measurement devices are available for officers to use when conducting motor vehicle enforcement. All primary patrol vehicles have Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and basic first aid supplies to assist with medical emergencies.