The mission of the Patrol Bureau encompasses virtually every aspect of the department's mission. In order to accomplish those objectives, personnel assigned to this bureau are viewed as generalist police officers, who must be qualified to perform basic tasks associated with every facet of police work. The Patrol Bureau will provide appropriate levels of police service to the village 24 hours per day, every day of the year.
It is the intention of this department that the Patrol Bureau provide first response and, as appropriate, a sustained presence in police problems. Although the specialized skills of personnel assigned to other bureaus will be utilized in situations requiring those skills, specialized personnel are not always immediately available and therefore the Patrol Bureau must be prepared to deal effectively with every situation encountered until such time as additional resources are available.
The mission of the Patrol Bureau also includes the maintaining of a police presence in the community and support of crime prevention efforts.