The Winterville Police Department's Patrol Division is the “Back Bone of the Department,” and consists of 17 patrol officers, 4 Sergeants, and 1 Lieutenant.
Uniformed officers assigned to the Patrol Division have the primary purposes of responding to calls for service from citizens and providing preventive patrol for all areas of the town. The calls for service, handled by the officers, are generated by Emergency 9-1-1 calls from citizens and from self-initiated actions by the officers themselves. The first responding officer to a 9-1-1 call is usually from the Patrol Division.
Patrol division personnel carry much of the workload generated by calls for service. In addition, these officers are alert for criminal activity and traffic violations that require immediate enforcement action. Officers work in partnership with citizens and business owners to help them make every neighborhood and business area a better place.