The Patrol Division is the fundamental element of the police department. It is responsible for all general police services throughout the 17 square miles of the unincorporated area of Greenburgh. This area includes 142 miles of roadway. The Patrol Division usually provides the first response to citizens' request for services.
These services are provided 24 hours a day seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days a year.
The division is comprised of:
- 10 Detectives (which includes 8 paramedics)
- 10 Sergeants
- 4 Lieutenants
- 63 Police officers
- 8 Civilian paramedics
- 8 Dispatchers
The Patrol Division is organized into the following units:
- Community Affairs Unit: One Sergeant and seven officers assigned to specific areas of the town who regularly confer with residents and business persons to determine the nature and existence of crime and other problems of concern to the community.
- Paramedic Unit: Sixteen paramedics and seventeen emergency medical technicians who provide all Emergency Medical Services to the unincorporated area of the Town and Advanced Life Support to the six villages.
- Street Crime Unit: One sergeant and five plain clothes officers providing pro-active detection and apprehension of street crime offenders.
- Uniformed Patrol: Divided into three squads working rotating 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to midnight shifts and three squads working steady midnight to 8 a.m. shifts providing around the clock services to seven patrol sectors which are selected by geography and workload.
The daily duties of the Patrol Division include but are not limited to:
- Complaint investigation
- Patrol of the town
- Protection of life and property