Uniform Patrol is generally the first contact citizens have with the Police Department. Patrol Officers respond to citizen request for assistance, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week. All Officers have received extensive training in order to perform their duties. During a normal workday, Patrol Officers handle routine and emergency calls for service along with in-progress crimes. Some of the other duties of Patrol Officers include report writing, enforcement of traffic laws, addressing quality of life issues, transporting prisoners, attending court and ongoing in-service training.
In Golden Beach, all police members share in the philosophy of Community Policing. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the police department and the community. This partnership helps them feel comfortable, establishing a sense of mutual trust and respect between the citizens and the police. Our staff addresses long term community concerns to create a safer community.
One of the primary goals of the patrol officer is to improve the quality of life for our residents. Patrol officers will often handle cases that require time-consuming investigations and focus on crime solution, results and citizen satisfaction. Patrol officers utilize various policing initiatives by partnering with our residents, often using non-conventional means to solve problems.
Planning a trip? Leaving Town for the weekend? Need a little extra peace of mind? Think of your police department before you go. Residents who are on vacation or away from home for any other reason may have their home checked on a regular basis by a patrol officer. There is no charge for this service. To arrange for a home check, homeowners should come to Town Hall or the Police Department and fill out a request form.