Patrol officers are the backbone of the department, and they are visible throughout town at all hours of the day. Their responsibilities include protection of life and property, enforcement of laws, and investigation of crimes. In a typical day, the patrol officer’s duties include (but are not limited to):
Although most police departments throughout the country have similar responsibilities, the Longmeadow Police Department officers are unique in their delivery of services. You will find these patrol officers to be empathetic and committed to the problem solving philosophy. In a town-wide survey, the Police Department was selected as the #1 service provider in town. This is directly attributed to the patrol division and their professionalism.
The patrol officer works a 4 and 2 schedule: 4 days on and 2 days off.
Shifts are bid by seniority:
- 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- 4 p.m. – Midnight
- Midnight – 8 p.m.
The Longmeadow Police Department consists of:
- 5 Sergeants
- 18 Officers
- 1 Reserve Officer
- 3 Special Officers
- Administrative Assistant
- Records Clerk
- Civilian Animal Enforcement Officer