Uniformed Patrol is generally the first contact citizens have with the Police Department. Patrol Officers respond to citizens requests for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All officers have received extensive training in order to perform their duties. During a normal workday, Patrol Officers handle routine and emergency calls for service along with in-progress crimes. Within the Patrol Division, officers have the opportunity to take on special assignments, such as bike patrol, field training officer, and canine officer.