Patrol Division

Duties & Services

Typical duties for a patrol officer include but are not limited to the following:

  • Patrol a designated area of the town to preserve law and order, discover, and prevent the commission of crimes
  • Enforce traffic and other ordinances
  • Respond to alarms, public service calls, traffic accidents, and criminal activity
  • Photograph and collect evidence
  • Interview suspects, victims, and witnesses
  • Prepare reports on arrests made, activities performed, and unusual incidents observed
  • Arrest and maintain custody of prisoners
  • Conduct breathalyzer tests and record results
  • Book and transfer prisoners to jail

About Patrol

The Patrol Division operates out of a centralized location at the main police station at 5776 Rockfish Road. It is the core operational function of the Hope Mills Police Department.

Patrol officers are the first responders to a wide array of calls for service and cover the streets 24/7. The officers take great personal pride in doing their best to answer calls in a timely, professional, and courteous manner.


The Patrol Command Team has two watch commanders (lieutenant) and four patrol sergeants who oversee a team policing model that is staffed with 20 officers.

Officers drive marked patrol cars, which are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Each patrol car has its own computer that receives vital real time information to help officers respond to emergencies and other calls for service.