The backbone of any police organization is its Patrol Division. The National City Police Department’s Patrol Division provides quality law enforcement services to our community 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. On average, the patrol division responds to approximately 37,000 calls for service each year with the vast majority of those calls handled by uniformed police officers.
The patrol officers’ work station is a marked vehicle equipped with computers and other special equipment needed to perform their duties. A patrol officer spends the majority of his or her 10 hour shift inside a marked vehicle while out in the community so he or she can be readily available to the public. Patrol officers are encouraged to use a balanced mixture of traditional police enforcement measures while effectively using a community policing philosophy to address chronic crime and disorder.
All of our patrol officers are highly trained and adept in responding to emergencies as well any other calls for service. They are committed to providing the best quality of service to their community. Patrol officers are assigned to the same patrol area for extended periods of time, often working one beat within the city for at least one year. This strategy enables community members and patrol officers more of an opportunity to build stronger relationships. In turn, they both become more familiar with the problems associated with that neighborhood and can work together in an effort to remedy problems plaguing the area.
The National City Police Department also aggressively initiates saturation patrols and special enforcement details. Such details include, but are not limited to, prostitution stings, ABC stings, sex offender registration operations, and driving while under the influence (DUI) enforcement.
If non-emergency police services are needed, please call (619) 336-4411. For Emergencies, please call 911.