As with any modern day police department, the patrol division is the backbone of the agency. The officers assigned to the patrol division work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days a year! Patrol officers are the most visible and encountered element of any police department, as they are seen wearing a uniform and operating marked patrol vehicles.
The primary role of the patrol division is to respond to calls for service. These can range from medical calls, fire calls, disturbances, domestic disputes, motor vehicle crashes, altercations, and persons in need of general police assistance. When not responding to calls for service, patrol officers are conducting traffic enforcement, proactive patrols, and ensuring that the general quality of life within the Township is maintained. Officers are assigned to three geographic patrol zones within the Township to maintain continuity of police presence on each shift.
The officers of the Lyndhurst Police Department pride themselves on our quick response time to emergency situations. Patrol officers are out on the roadways and visible to the public, ready to respond at a moment’s notice. The Patrol Division is represented by a highly motivated, professional, courteous, and compassionate group of officers.
Being a patrol officer is like no other job. Each day is completely different than the previous one, and at any given time an officer may be thrust into a situation where an officer’s life is on the line. Our officers respond to a wide range of service calls that constant training must be a regular part of their duties. Our officers attend many programs and seminars each year to ensure they have the most up-to-date training.
Despite everything, the most important strength of our officers is their compassion for our community and their ability to deal with people in a professional manner. We are here to serve. If you see something, say something!