The patrol division is the backbone and most visible part of a law enforcement agency. Patrol is responsible for responding to calls for service from the public, including a rapid response to emergency situations. Some examples of a call for service include traffic crash's, reports of criminal activity, city ordinance violations, domestic violence, general complaints, traffic complaints, property disputes, suspicious persons, medical assistance, and many other social issues.
Additionally, traffic enforcement and preventive patrols are vital parts of patrol's responsibility. Traffic problems are an important issue being addressed by law enforcement today. This is mainly due to the large number of traffic fatalities, injuries, and the ever-increasing volume of traffic on our public streets and highways in the United States. Current Department of Transportation statistics indicate that 12,000 vehicles pass through Seymour weekly.
Preventive and highly visible patrol vehicles are instrumental in crime control and providing police services. The marked patrol unit provides accessibility by the public to law enforcement personnel and a rapid response to emergency situations.
The patrol division responds to approximately 4700 calls for service a year.
Our Department has one marked Chevrolet Impala assigned to the school liaison, and two marked squad cars that are assigned to patrol that are equipped with the following equipment:
- Data 911 Mobile Data Computers linked with Outagamie County Dispatch
- Panasonic H-2 Tuffbook
- Moving/Stationary Radar units
- LED Light Bars
- AR-15 Assault Rifle
- Less Lethal Shot Gun (Equipped with bean bag rounds)
- Emergency Medical bag with an AED
- Spike Strips
- Lockout tools
- Traffic cones
- Citation Printer ( State "TRACS" Program)
- Hazmat Equipment
- Motorola or Kenwood "Car to Car" Mobile radios
Ford Crown Victoria Squad Car
Ford Explorer Interceptor