The Patrol Division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the police department, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Patrol officers are first responders who provide proactive police patrols, enforce federal, state, and local laws, traffic laws, and report offenses. In short, Patrol performs initial investigations into offenses and prevents and deters crimes through their presence.
The patrol division has four shifts that work in 12-hour rotations with both day and night shift coverage. The Red Oak Patrol Division is divided into two platoons with two watches. Each platoon consists of a first Watch, (0600 – 1800) and a second Watch (1800 – 0600). For more information on the Patrol Division or to ask a specific patrol-related question, contact the Red Oak Police Department’s non-emergency number at 972-617-7632 at any time and ask to speak to an on-duty supervisor.