The Patrol Division is lead by Lieutenant Steve Trame. The division is made up of the first responders for calls for service in the campus area. Assigned to one of four shifts, patrol officers handle emergency situations, criminal complaints, traffic enforcement and other service needs.
The division utilizes a variety of policing options that provide ultimate maneuverability and increased presence that allow officers to get to know students, faculty, and staff. In addition to squad cars, our officers patrol on foot, bicycle, and motorcycle. These options allow officers to effectively serve and protect our campus community.
In addition to regular patrol activities, each patrol officer is assigned to a “focus area” to work directly with community members to address security and safety concerns, and improve the quality of life on campus. Visit the Find Your Focus Officer page for more information.
Bicycle patrol is used at all hours of the day and during special events. It has proven to be an effective and popular way for officers to patrol the campus, because bicycle patrol allows officers to increase their visibility and access to the campus community.
The Canine Unit is staffed by two Belgian Malinois and their handlers. Canine Nala and her handler, Officer Troy Chew, are trained in explosive ordinance detection. Canine Quinty, is handled by Officer Doug Beckman, and is trained in narcotics detection. In addition, both dogs are trained in article searches and tracking, whether it be a fleeing suspect or a missing and endangered person.
In 1999, the University Police reintroduced the motorcycle patrol. Because of their mobility, motorcycles provide excellent emergency response through congested traffic and across other areas of the campus that are difficult to access. Additionally, our motor officers have appeared in numerous community events, parades, and have become a valuable asset for traffic escorts and providing emergency response. Motorcycle officers go through extensive training for certification.