Patrol

Responsibilities


The Uniform Division is a primary law enforcement function and embraces much more than the act of patrolling. It is a generalized function in which officers engage in a wide variety of activities to include, but not limited to:
  • Enforcing traffic and criminal laws
  • Answering complaints
  • Disturbing the peace issues
  • Conducting follow-up investigations
  • Community policing
  • Transporting prisoners
  • Community services activities and other such duties
The Police Department provides law enforcement to all citizens in James City County, 24 hours a day, every day.

Staffing & Personnel


The Uniform Division consists of 3 separate shifts, Days, Evenings and Midnights. Each shift is supervised by a Lieutenant and 2 Sergeants. The County is divided into 5 zones. The officers of each shift are assigned to a zone after attending roll call. The officers work their assigned zone for the duration of their shift. These officers respond to citizen calls for service.