Patrol is the largest Division of the Police Department. Its primary responsibility is responding to calls for service from the community. These can range from neighborhood disputes, domestic violence incidents and traffic accidents, to burglaries in progress and death investigations. As the First Responders to all criminal complaints, patrol officers are responsible for seeing to the medical needs of anyone involved, interviewing witnesses, recognizing and preserving evidence, determining whether a crime has been committed, and identifying, finding and ultimately arresting those responsible.
Officers of the Patrol Division are also expected to provide proactive services such as traffic enforcement, crime detection and suppression, conducting business and property checks, and initiating contacts with community members.
Officers assigned to the Patrol Division are divided into four squads (A-B-C-D). These squads are responsible for 24-hour coverage, working 12-hour shifts-seven days a week.
In addition to Patrol responsibilities, several Officers are
assigned to additional units related to Patrol such as:
*PATROL SUPPORT UNIT (PSU)
*BIKE PATROL UNIT
*FIELD TRAINING UNIT
The Ramsey Police also has Officers from the Patrol Division that are assigned, on an on-call status; to the following County and State-wide Response Teams:
*Bergen County Rapid Deployment Force (RDF)
*Bergen County Rapid Deployment Team (RDT/UASI)
Several Officers from the Ramsey Police also serve as departmental Instructors, and as Instructors at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute (BCLPSI).