Patrol

Responsibilities


The Operations Division is responsible for the Uniform Patrol function of the Department. Uniform Patrol encompasses much more than just patrolling the County and includes a wide variety of activities including:
  • Enforcing traffic and criminal laws
  • Answering complaints
  • Disturbing the peace issues
  • Conducting follow-up investigations
  • Community policing
  • Transporting prisoners
  • Community services activities and other such duties
The Police Department provides law enforcement to all citizens in James City County, 24 hours a day, every day.

Staffing & Personnel


The Uniform Division consists of 3 separate shifts: Days, Evenings and Midnights. Each shift is supervised by a Lieutenant and 2 Sergeants. The County is divided into 10 geographic zones, depending upon staffing levels for the time of day and the day of the week. The officers of each shift are assigned to a zone after attending roll call. The officers work their assigned zone for the duration of their shift. These officers respond to citizen calls for service as well as other Patrol responsibilities.