The Patrol Section of the Operations Division consists of all uniformed police officers to include approximately 12 sworn personnel. The Patrol Section is the most visible and recognizable unit of the police department, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Patrol officers are first responders who provide proactive police patrols; enforce federal, state, and local laws; enforce traffic laws; and report offenses. In short, Patrol performs initial investigations into offenses and prevents and deters crimes through their presence.