The Town of Carmel Police Department's Patrol Division is made up of a
lieutenant, six sergeants, and twenty-eight sworn police officers. The present division commander is Lt. Michael Cazzari who has twenty-four
years of law enforcement experience. The officers assigned to patrol are uniformed officers who patrol the town's thirty-four square miles and serve
approximately 35,000 residents. Members of the patrol division respond to approximately 24,000 calls for service annually. Their duties and responsibilities are:
The Prevention and Detection of Crime Patrol officers in marked police cruisers patrol the roadways of the town, twenty-four hours a day, seven
days a week. Patrol officers pay special attention to both the town's commercial and residential areas in an effort to reduce
crime to property and persons, and arresting those responsible and bringing them to justice.
Control of Traffic
Patrol officers are assigned on a regular basis to conduct speed enforcement. This type of enforcement
is conducted with the primary goal of reducing motor vehicle accidents and gaining compliance of state and local laws.
Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation
Patrol officers are the primary investigators of motor vehicle accidents. During a
calendar year officers handle approximately one thousand motor vehicle accidents within the township.
Quality of Life Issues
Throughout the year patrol officers are assigned to enforce quality of life offenses. These types of
offenses usually include noise and vandalism complaints. These complaints are some of the most prevalent types of complaints that we receive from our residents.
: One officer from the patrol division is assigned on a six month basis as the DARE officer
Other types of calls members of the Patrol Division regularly respond to are:
Calls for service: motor vehicle lockouts
Domestic violence disputes
Response to residential and commercial alarms
Response to all fire and ambulance emergencies
Parking violation Enforcement