A lot happens in a Police Department. Some of our work involves sworn officers and duties typically associated with law enforcement -- making arrests, investigating crimes, etc. Other duties involve civilian staff who do behind-the-scenes work, such as dispatching calls, writing grants, and managing records and evidence. A few Department members, like the Chief and Deputy Chief, are sworn officers who also have management and administrative responsibilities.
The Department is organized into functional groups, or Divisions, based on the work that is being done. This helps us with the overall management of the program. Staff move between divisions based on their skill-sets and professional goals, as well as Department needs. Our ability to rotate staff (especially sworn officers) helps us make sure that staff are trained to respond when and where needed.