The Patrol Bureau is the most visible section of the police department, providing around the clock service to the citizens and visitors of Ewing. They are the uniformed officers who provide the first line of defense for the public's safety. Each law enforcement patrol officer works to protect life & property, uphold the civil rights of individuals, preserve public peace, provide citizen assistance, enforce criminal and motor vehicle laws, and respond to emergency situations. These are dedicated and committed professionals who place their lives and well-being in jeopardy for the citizens of Ewing on a daily basis.
The men and women of the Patrol Bureau are responsible for enforcing state and municipal laws and regulations designed to protect life and property, maintain order in an assigned district, patrol the town to preserve the peace and to prevent crime, take criminal reports and interview witnesses and suspects, apprehend fugitives and criminals, collect evidence and give testimony in court, conduct investigations, direct traffic, issue traffic tickets, investigate accidents. Patrol officers maintain closer contact with the public than any other section of the police department.
The men and women of the Ewing Police Department’s Patrol Bureau take great pride in serving the citizens of Ewing. Most often, the first person you see when you are in need of the police is the patrol officer. Patrol officers handle a mix of calls during their shift. Within a week's tour of duty, a single officer might be dispatched to burglaries, robberies, assaults, domestic violence incidents, child abuse and neglect, sexual assaults, medical aid, crowd control, noise complaints, prowlers, traffic accidents, drunk drivers, drug dealing incidents, and burglar alarms. This multi-faceted quilt constitutes the fabric of patrol work. It is important to realize that in a split second, the most inconsequential and routine activity can develop into a potentially hazardous situation. Patrol officers experience periods of little to no activity punctuated by moments of trepidation and danger.