Patrol is the main component of the Brimfield Police Department and is the “backbone” of our agency. Our primary responsibility is responding to calls for service from our community across nearly 22 square miles. These can range from neighborhood disputes, domestic violence incidents, and traffic accidents, to thefts, burglaries, and other criminal investigations or civil matters.
As the first responder to criminal complaints, patrol officers are responsible for seeing to the needs of anyone involved, interviewing witnesses, recognizing and preserving potential evidence, determining whether a crime has been committed, and identifying those responsible. Our patrol officers are not merely responders. Instead, our patrol officers often handle the follow-up investigation of reported incidents assigned to them as well.
Officers of the Patrol Division also provide proactive services such as directed patrols, conducting premise checks, and completing vacation house checks to further enhance our department’s interaction and partnership with our community.
Officers assigned to the Patrol Division are divided into shifts. Three teams working 8-hour shifts (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, and 11pm-7am) are responsible for 24/7 patrol coverage for our community. Each shift is supervised by a Sergeant.
One officer is currently assigned to Investigations full-time, partnering with Patrol in handling the follow-up investigation of serious and/or complex crimes. A second officer is also assigned as an Evidence Technician, assisting with Investigations involving the processing of crime scenes and evidence recovery.
The Department employs three Administrative Assistant-Records Clerks across each of the shifts. They are tasked with serving members of the public calling or visiting our agency, processing police reports through the electronic records management system, maintaining department records, fulfilling records requests for the public and the courts, and other administrative functions as assigned.
The Brimfield Police Department provides opportunities for our police officers to serve in various assignments as organizational needs arise and to better serve our community. Examples of these include: Metro SWAT, D.A.R.E, School Resource Officer (SRO), K-9, Investigations, Training Instructor in a variety of areas, Field Training Officer (FTO), UAV-Drone Pilot, and Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS). All Officers are provided with training opportunities to further their career development.