Patrol Division

The Patrol function of the Ferndale Police Department provides twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week uniformed police response to emergency and non-emergency calls for service within the city, as well as providing Officer Skye Ortiz mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies in the county when needed. Uniformed Patrol duties are varied and include response to 911 calls, visible police patrol, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, criminal investigations, response to tactical incidents, service of search and arrest warrants, and crime prevention.

Patrol’s ten uniformed officers and three sergeants provide coverage over three shifts, working four Patrol vehicle at new police facility 10-hour days per week. The detective, lieutenants, and school resource officer also assist patrol shifts when needed during staff shortages. 

In 2013, the Department logged 12165 radio calls, which resulted in 206 misdemeanor arrests and 118 felony arrests. 3922 traffic stops were made resulting in 515 criminal traffic citations, including 59 DUIs, the issuance of 1167 traffic infractions and untold “verbal warnings.” Other activities include investigating 168 motor vehicle accidents, 208 juvenile problems, 44 runaway juveniles, 194 domestic disputes, serving 328 arrest warrants, assisting other agencies 225 times, and otherwise assisting citizens on 337 occasions.

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