The Patrol Division is tasked with the responsibility of responding to calls for service, as well as remaining pro-active and resolving problems utilizing community policing concepts. The 24-hour operation is structured into two 12-hour shifts that provide city wide coverage for a community of approximately 8,900 citizens. The Patrol Division is under the command of Lt. Brad Hobbs.
In addition to the patrol officers, the many demands of law enforcement are met with the aid of the K-9 Unit, Bike Patrol Officers, and Civil Assistants.
The officers working Patrol currently work out of Police Headquarters located 250 Old Hackett Road, but in the near future hope to have Police Sub-Stations available in the community.
The Sub-Stations will be used by officers when they need to use a phone, complete an incident report, or a place to meet with citizens. They will also enhance the presence of a safe and secure setting for several of the great places Greenwood has to offer, such as Bell Park and Lake Jack Nolen.
Vehicle Traffic Stops
- Police Officers are trained to ask for identification. Providing your documentation will simplify and speed up the process.
- Traffic stops are a very important law enforcement function, which maintains safety throughout our community.
- Remain in your vehicle unless the officer advises otherwise. Keep your hands on the steering wheel so the officer can see them.
- If the stop occurs during darkness, please turn on your dome light so that the officer can see that all is in order.
- Bright spotlights are used for the safety of all persons involved. They are not meant to intimidate or embarrass you.
- The officer may issue a ticket. If you feel the reason is unclear, ask for details. If you do not agree with the citation, please do not argue at the scene. All citizens have the right to question their citation before a judge.