The Operations Division is commanded by Captain Thomas Carter and is comprised of Patrol Officers, K-9 Officers, and Auxiliary. The Uniform Operations [Patrol] is the core of our Police Department.
Patrol Officers provide the citizens’ and visitors’ of Petersburg with around-the-clock protection and service. Our Patrol Officers have the responsibility of preserving the peace, protecting life and property, and maintaining the balance between law and order and individual liberty. The officers of the Uniform Patrol Division, true to its name, accomplish this by vigilance and constant random patrols of the city's streets and “Hot Spots” by marked and unmarked cars, on foot and on bicycle in an effort to discourage and prevent criminal offenses from occurring.