The men and women of the Tempe Police Field Operations have the primary responsibility for responding to calls for service and providing quality police services. Patrol provides first response to all calls for service and emergencies.
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|Tactical Response Team
One of the best ways the Patrol Division can impact crime is through the use of the Tactical Response Team (TRU). The TRU is responsible for helping to attack crime trends in our neighborhoods. All members of the TRU are also tactically trained officers; they are ready and available to assist during high risk operations and the serving of search warrants. The TRU brings a new evolution of community policing to the Police Department; these types of teams have proven themselves to be a very important resource in solving specific crime trends and reducing crime in our community.
The Administrative Assistants of the Patrol Bureau provide a wide variety of clerical work including filing, billing, verifying and records keeping. Administrative Assistants are also responsible for compiling and organizing data and background materials and preparing a variety of statistical, financial, operational and special project reports.
The Patrol Service Aides are extremely crucial in the day to day operation of the Patrol Bureau. They are responsible for coordination of the repair and maintenance of the patrol vehicle fleet as well an ensuring proper equipment and forms are available to the patrol officers. In addition, the Service Aides are also charged with transporting interoffice mail between all police facilities within the City of Tempe.