Officers in the Patrol Division provide primary response to 911 calls and serve as the front line protecting the community. The division consists of 17 officers who work rotating 12-hour shifts in four squads consisting of one sergeant and three officers each.
The Patrol Division is the largest division of the Hillsborough Police Department. Officers staff this division 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and perform a wide range of patrol duties and community policing programs including:
The Patrol Division uses different tactics and technologies to accomplish its mission. Both marked and unmarked patrol vehicles are used and are equipped with mobile data terminals, which provides links to local, state and national resources. Radar devices are available for officers to use when conducting motor vehicle enforcement. All primary patrol vehicles have basic first aid supplies to assist with medical emergencies, and officers have access to automated external defibrillators.