Non-Emergency Number: 434-970-3280
»The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is a highly trained, highly skilled response team whose mission is to act as a resource in the handling of critical incidents such as hostage situations, barricaded and armed subjects, dignitary protection, riots and civil disturbances, high risk arrests, and surveillance operations.
»The K-9 Unit consists of two officers and two canines whose special duties include the tracking of suspects and the recovery of secreted evidence such as narcotics and explosives.
»The Crime Prevention Unit embodies the philosophy of community policing by promoting partnerships within the community and using problem-oriented policing strategies in a proactive approach to address both crime and quality-of-life issues.
»The Crisis Negotiation Team is a highly trained, highly skilled police negotiation team whose mission is to respond and act as a resource in the handling of critical incidents such as hostage situations, barricaded and armed subjects, and suicidal persons.
»The Telephone-Reporting Unit is devoted to serving citizens who wish to formally report a crime incident over the phone without, or prior to, making contact with police in person.
»The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (J.A.D.E.) Task Force is dedicated to proactively identifying and dismantling major narcotics operations and incarcerating violent offenders and career criminals. It is their goal to make the public safer by reducing violent, narco-trafficking crime in the community.
»The Support Services Division includes the Administrative Services Bureau as well as the Community Support Bureau. The Community Support Bureau serves as a bridge between the Police Department and citizens by promoting community-policing initiatives and providing School Resource Officers to city schools.
Sergeant Josh Manzano
Traffic Unit Supervisor
» The Traffic Unit provides specialized support in the areas of traffic enforcement, traffic control, and accident investigation. Further responsibilities include investigation of fatal traffic accidents, conducting follow-ups for hit-and-run investigations, reviewing accident reports, maintaining traffic accident statistics, conducting selective enforcement activities, developing traffic safety programs, acting as a liaison with city traffic engineers, traffic direction, resolving citizen complaints concerning traffic problems, providing traffic control for special events, parking enforcement, animal control, and school crossing safety.