The Patrol Division lead by Captain Alfred Alexander is the largest division within the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety. Its primary responsibility is to provide uniformed law enforcement and fire suppression service to the City of Orangeburg and the citizens within its fire coverage area. Generally, a uniformed officer is the first contact a citizen has with the Department of Public Safety. With this initial interaction our goal is to leave the citizen with a permanent positive impression of this agencies professionalism. Our Mission is to create and maintain an atmosphere of mutual cooperation with our community. The Patrol Officer units handle the initial fire and police response to 911 calls. They deal with all types of calls for service and complete the initial report of fire and criminal activity. The Patrol Officer is the most visible Public Safety presence in the community.
The Patrol Division serves as a manpower pool to support the many specialized units and functions within the department. Personnel from the Patrol Division serve on the following units in addition to their regular duties:
- The S.R.T. (Special Response Team)
- Canine Unit
- Crime Prevention
- Public Education
- Gang Investigation
- Bike Officers
- Data Master B.A. Certified Officers
- Arson Investigation
This diversity allows the individual officer to provide a variety of expensive services at no additional cost to the taxpayer. Additionally these skills strengthen the ability of the Patrol Division to manage highly complex and dangerous assignments on a daily basis. Approximately 59 uniformed public safety officers and supervisors are assigned to 4 geographic districts.
For more information about the Patrol Division contact: Captain Alfred Alexander.