The Patrol Division currently consists of three eight-hour shifts. Police Officers are the first to respond to a wide variety of calls for law enforcement assistance. They respond to citizen calls for service and also take proactive steps to prevent crime and capture lawbreakers. They conduct the initial investigation of crimes, write reports, investigate traffic crashes and issue citations. They try to prevent crimes through patrolling in their cars and on foot, creating a visible law enforcement presence. Patrol Officers receive specialized training to enhance their services in a variety of scenarios.