It is the function of the Patrol Division to provide pro-active patrol and efficient response to reported incidents, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, within the City of Festus. As the "backbone" of the department, the Patrol Division is charged with preventing criminal activity, protecting life and property, preserving the peace, check suspicious persons and vehicles, investigate crimes and offenses, and make arrests. The patrol officer has many different roles, they act as a protector, law enforcer, investigator, counselor, problem solver, peacekeepers, and an interpreter of the law.
The Patrol Division works to achieve these goals through preventative patrol. Our officers make their presence visible to serve as a deterrent to criminal activities through out the City.