From patrolling the roadways for traffic violations to checking on your neighborhood for criminal activity, Azusa Police Department patrol officers are vigilant in their work to suppress crime."
It is said that the backbone of law enforcement are the officers assigned to the patrol division. Nothing could be further from the truth!
The Azusa Police Department provides the highest quality law enforcement officers to answer calls for service. We believe our community and it's visitors deserve to have professional, competent and highly trained law enforcement officers protecting the community.
Forged From The Past
Over the years, the Azusa Police Department has made a commitment to constantly review our training and procedures of how we respond to situations. With this diligence to constant improvement and a training program envied by many agencies, our patrol officers are some of the highest trained and respected law enforcement professionals in the profession.
We believe in rotating our patrol officers into special assignments, and officers in special assignments back to patrol. This allows us the ability to utilize the expertise of these officers where they can be the most effective - the field.
Patrol Shifts and Beats
Officers work three 12.5 hour shifts, either during the evening/early morning hours or during daytime hours. Shift staffing consists of patrol officers, field supervisors, and a watch commander. Augmenting the shifts are additional personnel, such as traffic officers and community service officers and/or police aides.
All personnel are assigned a work area, which may be either one of the patrol beats, or the entire city itself. A patrol beat is the same as our Service Area Command system, which can be found here. Patrol beats allow for even distribution of personnel.
In addition to these officers working patrol, the officers assigned to special assignments are always available to assist with priority calls for service or incidents in which additional officers will be needed.
What's It Take To Become A Police Officer
Patrol is where all police officers in the Azusa Police Department begin their career. By responding to the various calls for service, as well as reacting to the many incidents which involve law enforcement on a minute-by-minute basis, a police officer assigned to patrol duty becomes extremely knowledgeable and trained in how to deal with a multitude of situations. It is only with this knowledge can police officers move on to other assignments.
Once a person passes the highering selection process, the police academy, the Field Training Program and the probationary employment period, they are then retained as a police officer by the City Of Azusa. Click here to learn more about the hiring and training process.