The Patrol Division is present on the streets of Andover Township 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
When you dial 9-1-1, the officers assigned to patrol are the ones that respond.
The Patrol officers respond to a myriad of incidents. These are the first line officers to respond to service calls, medical emergencies, traffic accidents, domestic violence incidents, crimes in progress, and many more.
The Patrol Division is the most visible and important function of the Andover Township Police Department. Patrol Division personnel are considered the backbone of the police department and are responsible for the initial handling of all calls for service within the 21 square miles of Andover Township. These are the officers who patrol our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
When calls for service are received by our 9-1-1 Center, our patrol officers are the first to respond. From medical calls, crimes in progress, domestic disturbances, public assistance, or motor vehicle accidents, the officers of the Patrol Division arrive within minutes to render aid and service. Our officers handle the most serious, high stress calls, to simple assistance to members of the community who need help handling an issue.
The Patrol Division is comprised of two patrol squads and is currently staffed by 10 sworn officers. Each squad has 4 patrol officers, and one supervisor.
These uniformed officers assigned to Patrol perform the preliminary investigations and are the front line of the police department. These are the officers you see on the road, checking our local businesses, speaking with the students at our schools, and providing all traffic related services. These officers keep a high level of visibility so they are readily available when needed. Say hello to any of them when you see them! The better they know the residents, the better they can serve this community.