Uniform Road Patrol is the backbone of the Police Department and is usually the first contact citizens have with our Police Department. The officers of Uniform Road Patrol respond to citizens requests for assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All officers have received extensive training in order to perform their duties. During a normal workday, a Uniform Road Patrol Officer will handle routine complaints such as neighbor disputes or traffic problems and also be called upon to handle emergency situations such as traffic crashes or robberies in progress, often placing the officer in jeopardy.
Duties of Uniform Road Patrol Officers Include
- Attending court
- Continuously attending in-service training
- Enforcing traffic laws
- Transporting prisoners
- Writing reports
Manpower for Uniform Road Patrol is divided into three shifts to allow for 24 hour police protection. The city is divided into six zones and officers are assigned to all of the six zones to patrol and handle calls for service.
In 2004, the officers of Uniform Road Patrol responded to and handled over 75,000 calls for service or events.
The officers of Uniform Road Patrol take pride in their profession and are second to none in the service they provide for the citizens of North Miami Beach. The officers will continue to strive to provide the best service possible to the citizens of North Miami Beach, with professionalism and compassion.