The patrol or uniformed division of the Roselle Police department is the largest division of the department and is the most visible to the public. The Patrol division is divided into two Platoons. Each of these Platoons work assigned shifts and beats around the clock and are supervised by Patrol Lieutenants, sometimes referred to as Shift Commanders. Members of the patrol division are primarily the first responders when any call for service is received by our Dispatch Operations Center, or 9-1-1 call center. These calls include all emergency calls, such as medical emergencies, fires, alarms, and crimes in progress. Patrol’s fundamental duty is to serve the community by protecting lives and property. Patrol Officers are also responsible for but their duties are not limited to; preventive patrol, traffic direction and control, accident investigation, keeping the peace, investigating crimes and offenses, serving warrants, detecting and arresting offenders, enforcement of state motor vehicle laws, identifying crime patterns and trends, and community relations. All patrol vehicles are equipped with state of the art computers, first aid kits, Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s), portable oxygen tanks, lock out tools, and RADAR units in an effort to aid and assist the public.
The primary duty of the Detective bureau is to support the patrol division in the investigation of more serious crimes, in addition the Detective bureau is responsible for Crime Scene Investigation, Juvenile Offenders and Issues, Evidence and Property, Crime Analysis, Megans Law Registrants, Covert Operations and Informants, Background Investigations, Court Preparation and Assisting other agencies.
This Division is comprised of Community Policing, Communications, Traffic, IT services, Training, Internal Affairs Units and the Records Bureau. This unit is responsible for several essential aspects of the Roselle Police Department.