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
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.