Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is the largest and most active division of the Russellville Police Department. Responding to more than 37,000 service calls last year, the Patrol Division has more contacts with the community on a daily basis than any other division of the Russellville Police Department.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Patrol Division is frequently referred to as the backbone of the Police Department. Officers of this division are the most familiar to the general public because they are responsible for the 24-hour task of responding to calls for:
  • Accident investigation
  • Apprehending criminals
  • Community interaction
  • Conducting preliminary criminal investigations
  • Preventing criminal activity
  • Service
  • Traffic enforcement
About the Staff
The Patrol Division is divided into 4 shifts, and each shift consists of 9 or 10 Officers including an Assistant Watch Commander (Sergeant) and a Watch Commander (Lieutenant). Each shift covers the 4 patrol zones within the city limits of Russellville.