Patrol Bureau Program is a Field Operations program within the
Field Services Division. It is staffed by Regular and Reserve
Officers. Employees assigned to the Patrol Bureau work regularly
scheduled shifts, in uniform, and are responsible for providing
a wide range of law enforcement and police traffic services to
members of the community's residential neighborhoods and commercial
Employees assigned to the department's Patrol Bureau are the most
visible members of the department to citizen's in the community.
To a great extent, each member's attitude toward the public and
their individual performance in the field, sets the standard by
which all other Police Department employee's performances are
measured and judged by citizens in the community.
The overall goal for members assigned to the department's Patrol
Bureau is to work actively and consistently toward achieving the
Mission of the Atwater Police Department. Members working in the
Patrol Bureau are responsible for sustained efforts at adhering
to standards which:
Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of department
Encourage the enforcement of all laws firmly and fairly;
Promote employee accountability, and;
Work toward fostering a positive City image.
Each employee who is assigned to the Patrol Bureau is also expected
to individually contribute on a continual basis to the fulfillment
of specific department program goals and objectives through demonstrated
and sustained field performance aimed at:
Reducing crime and motor vehicle accidents in the City
Promoting and enforcing standards and laws which enhance the
quality of life for all citizens in the community, and;
Creating positive community perceptions of police professionalism
by members working for the Atwater Police Department.