The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to calls for service throughout the City of Beardstown area. Patrol cars are dispatched in several beats throughout the City, and the officers handle criminal complaints and traffic accidents within their assigned areas.
The patrol officers employ 12-hour shifts with an overlapping schedule, which allows for complete coverage of all City beats during the transitions between shifts.
In addition to the beats within City of Beardstown, other units within Patrol Division also serve the City:
- K-9 Units
- School Resource Officer