The department's patrol function is led by Lieutenant Joel Hoeksema and consists of four patrol teams, with each team including a sergeant, corporal, and three officers.

Each team is responsible for conducting preventative patrols, responding to calls for service, preliminary criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, and other miscellaneous field services during their shift.  Officers assigned to this function have the greatest contact with members of the community.

Additionally, the department employs a designated traffic officer, and their primary assignment includes crash investigations and neighborhood driving complaints.