The Patrol Division of the Webster Police Department is responsible for general patrol of the town as well as answering all calls for service received by the control center. The patrol division operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and is divided into three eight-hour shifts. The Webster Police Department has twenty-five full time patrolman that patrol an area of approximately 14.5 square miles and serve approximately 17,000 residents. These officers on average handle 21,000 incidents per year.
The Patrol Division is overseen by the Operations Lieutenant. Patrol supervisors are assigned to each shift, with generally a sergeant being the commanding officer. The Webster Police Department has
four sergeants directly responsible for the officers on their shift as well as the enforcement of department procedures. The Lieutenant and Sergeants are listed below:
The department uses (7) marked Ford Crown Victoria’s, (1) Ford Explorer, (1) Ford Expedition, (1) Harley Davidson Motorcycle, and various mountain bikes for patrol.
Photos of Webster Police Cruisers
The Webster Police Department also conducts specialized patrol on Webster Lake.
The Webster Police Department initiated the Bike Patrol in 1995. The Bike Unit is part of the overall community oriented policing effort. Members of the unit work closely with other community oriented police officers in the areas of crime prevention and education, as well as supporting the uniformed patrol divisions in the enforcement of laws.
The bike patrols are very visible and easily accessed by the residents and businesses on a more personal level. The bicycle patrols are conducted at various times during the months of May through August.
The Webster Police department uses Mongoose mountain bikes equipped with the necessary equipment to perform most patrol functions including emergency first aid if necessary. Bike Patrol has proven to be a great tool in enforcing the law as well as being a deterrent to crime.