Field Operations Division

The Field Operations Division is commanded by Captain Ed Irick.

Operational Zones

The Field Operations Division has one captain, four lieutenants and 13 sergeants. In addition to the Central Business District, the division has four patrol zones staffed by 18-26 uniformed patrol officers on duty at a time.


The zone teams work 12-hour shifts, rotating their schedule every six weeks and working either day or night shift. The 12-hour shifts are supplemented with "power shifts" to boost patrol staffing during busiest times (afternoons and evenings).

When uniformed patrol officers arrive on duty, they attend a short shift briefing before heading to one of five assigned zones. The goal is to ensure that calls for service are covered while allowing officers to have proactive time to patrol neighborhoods within their zones.

A K-9 Unit is also assigned to the Operations Division.