Field Services Bureau
The Field Services Bureau is the uniformed patrol, investigative and community service component of the Department.
The following positions comprise the Field Services Bureau.
- Patrol Officer
- Detective Lieutenant
- School Resource Officer
- Community Service Officer
Our Captain is responsible for a wide range of duties including:
- Audit and inspections
- Internal affairs
- Organizational functions designed to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and professional competence of employees of the Department
- Personnel and training
- Planning and research
- Policy development
The Captain is an upper management, command level position and serves as second-in-command of the Department.
Our Lieutenants are first-line supervisors who direct the field operations of the department and who facilitate the delivery of police services to the community. These individuals act as advisors for their subordinates by providing the necessary level of guidance and assistance required by the patrol officers to accomplish their assigned tasks in an effective and efficient manner. Duties are performed under general supervision of the Captain.
Our Patrol Officers are entry level sworn positions responsible for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves:
- Apprehending violators
- Conducting traffic enforcement
- Investigating crime
- Patrolling assigned areas
- Protecting victims and property
- Responding to calls for service
- Responding to emergency situations
Duties are performed under general supervision of a Lieutenant.
Our Detective Lieutenant is responsible for managing and directing the investigative function of the Department. This individual directly supervises assigned personnel and performs complex investigations and necessary follow-ups of crimes against persons and property.
The Detective Lieutenant also works closely with internal elements of the Department, other law enforcement and Criminal Justice agencies, and with the general public in the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of offenders.
Our Detectives perform complex investigations and necessary follow-ups specializing in crimes against persons and property occurring in the City of Whitewater. These individuals work closely with internal elements of the department, other governmental agencies, and the general public in the reporting, investigation and prosecution of offenders.
Our School Resource Officer is assigned to investigate sensitive crimes, property offenses, acts of violence, and drug/alcohol violations that involve juveniles as suspects or victims. In addition to investigative work, the School Resource Officer acts as a liaison between the police department and the school system.
The School Resource Officer is responsible for educational presentations, and the patrol and supervision of various school functions.
Our Community Service Officers are part-time, limited term, non-sworn, para-professional positions responsible for performing limited law enforcement and animal control functions for the department. Work involves:
- Animal control
- Code enforcement
- Crossing guard duties
- Funeral escort
- Motorist assist
- Park patrol
- Parking enforcement
- Pick up and delivery duties
- Recovering lost/found property
- Traffic and crowd control at civic events
- Traffic direction