Largest and most visible section of the police department.
Charged with the day-to-day patrol activities for the city.
Provides security for some of the city's special events.
All parades and the Peach Festival are some of the events that require security.
Patrol functions are split between days, nights, and power shifts. Patrol officers work on a twelve-hour day consisting of two-day shifts, two-night shifts, and two power shifts. The shifts are designated as A and B days, A and B nights, and A and B power shifts. The division has two lieutenants, one is responsible for the command of the A shifts and the other for the command of the B shifts. Each shift has a sergeant that serves as field supervisor.