The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible division of the Westland Police Department. This division is responsible for the detection and suppression of crime and disorder. Patrol personnel are first responders to emergency situations and responsible for the following:
The Patrol Division is made up of 49 sworn officers and 15 civilian dispatchers. This division protects the citizens, businesses and visitors of Westland, while providing 24 hour service 7 days a week. The division is broken up into four shifts each working 12 hours. Each shift is commanded by a Lieutenant and patrol sergeants.
Several officers assigned to the patrol division are cross trained in the areas of K-9 handling, Motorcycle patrol, and Bicycle patrol. Select officers have been trained in the areas of Evidence collection, Perimeter rifle team, Field training officers and Firearms instruction.