Patrol Division

Coppell Police SUVThe Patrol Division consists of 35 sworn officers with two supervisors (one Sergeant and one Corporal) assigned to each shift. Manpower is then further divided into four 12-hour patrol shifts. In addition to these assignments, the division also utilizes a 5-member Traffic Unit, whose primary focus is the enforcement of local/state traffic laws and investigating accidents. Duties performed by the patrol division include:

  • Responding to 911 calls for service, including:
    • Alarms, including business and residential
    • Assaults in progress
    • Burglary of habitation
    • Criminal mischiefs
    • Family violence
    • Loud noise disturbance
    • Reckless driving
  • Initial investigation of crime scenes
  • Traffic Enforcement and Accident Investigation
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI) enforcement
  • Preparation of written incident and information reports
  • Preparation of Case Reports for submission to the District Attorney
  • Testimony before County Grand Juries, County Criminal Courts, Municipal Courts, and Family Law Courts (on occasion)
  • High-visibility beat patrol (the City of Coppell is divided into four "beats"; each beat has an assigned Police Officer)
  • Vacation House Watch checks
  • Preventive Maintenance checks on Police Equipment
  • Operation of Police Department radio and computer mobile data systems
  • Operation of departmental intoxilyzer
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of State and Local criminal statutes
  • Maintaining a current knowledge of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Maintaining a current knowledge Departmental and City Written Directives
  • Crime Prevention checks of business and residential properties
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