The Town of Carmel Police Department's Patrol Division is made up of a lieutenant, six sergeants, and seventeen sworn police officers. 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.
DARE Program - 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
- Animal complaints