Field Operations Division
As the most visible component of the Petersburg Bureau of Police, Field Operations is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of a wide range of police services, deploying over 54 officers to 22.1 square miles of the City on a 24-hour basis. The Field Operations Division is commanded by A/Captain Carl Moore who oversees the activity of all uniformed personnel, who are prepared to respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Field Operations is divided into two precincts, both of which are further divided into four beats patrolled by officers from six units. The Precincts are commanded by LieutenantEmmanuel Chambliss and Lieutenant Christopher Walker
Field Operations Division officers are also assigned to various specialized units such as Crime Prevention, Traffic Unit, Canine Detail, and Critical Response Team (CRT/SWAT). Officers assigned to the Field Operations Division actively engage in the Department's community oriented policing philosophy to detect and apprehend persons actively involved in criminal activity, recover and return lost and stolen property, provide for the safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, perform the initial investigation of criminal offenses, and attempt to reduce both immediate and potentially hazardous situations to the community. These officers are the first responders to citizen requests for assistance, reports of crimes, and any significant incident which occurs. When not responding to assigned calls, the officers of Field Operations Division are building community relationships with business owners and citizens.