The Patrol Division is the largest division in the police department. Members of the patrol division are first responders and are responsible for conducting preliminary investigations. During an assigned tour of duty, members of the patrol division, patrol a designated area and provide assistance, protection, safeguard property, assure observance of the law and apprehend those who engage in criminal activity, as well as conducting motor vehicle enforcement to ensure safe passage throughout the Borough of Roselle. Working in partnership with the community, the patrol division is committed to providing the highest quality of police services to the residents of the Borough of Roselle by promoting community safety to overcome any challenges which threaten the quality of life in the Borough of Roselle.
The Patrol Division Consists of:
Street and Walking Patrol
The walking patrol was designed to take the officer out of the car and onto the street. This enables officers to focus on specific areas of Roselle and interact with the community on a more personal level. The walking patrols have a high level of visibility and increase the availability of police to the public. Roselle officers can be seen “walking the beat” not only in the shopping areas of town but in the neighborhoods, as well.
The Joint Patrol is a collaborative effort between the Roselle and Linden Police Departments to reduce crime on the boarder of the two towns. One officer from each town ride together and patrol St. George Avenue and the surrounding area. They also conduct foot patrols and increased area checks to keep the communities safe. Funding for Joint Patrol comes in the form of state grants.
The Roselle Police Department has a fully operational command post for use in both emergency situations as well as community events. The command post is equipped with radios and computers to use in large scale disasters and has the ability to enable communications with other towns in the county and state. It is also utilized in targeted enforcement areas as well as motor vehicle check points.