The Patrol Bureau is the heart of the Police Department, with all other bureaus providing support to it. The Patrol Bureau is on 24-hour duty, 7 days a week. With around the clock coverage, the majority of the twenty Officers assigned to the Patrol Bureau work on one of two, hybrid 8/12 hour shifts, with other Officers working overlapping shifts, to provide service to citizens when calls for service are greater. In 2012, the Patrol Bureau responded to approximately 19,664 calls for service, or approximately 1,638 calls for service per month.

In 2012 the department as a whole made 641 arrests. The vast majority of those were made by Patrol.

Each shift is commanded by a shift Sergeant, and in his absence the shift Corporal is in charge. For questions, extra patrol requests, complaints, commendations, or other items of importance, the Sergeants can be reached at the numbers and e-mails below. Please contact dispatch at 727-841-4550, if you are unsure which Sergeant to contact.

Sergeant Erik Jay
727-841-4550 x125
Sergeant Jason Engel
727-841-4550 x124
Sergeant Dan Durivou
727-841-4550 x123 

Auxiliary / Reserve Officers

The Department is currently accepting applications for auxiliary and reserve officers. Anyone with Florida Law Enforcement Certification is encouraged to apply at the Police Department.

Off-Duty Officer Requests

Requests to provide security through Off-Duty Officer assignment should be directed to Officer Ed Campbell at or (727) 841-4553.