The Patrol function is under the direction of Patrol Commander. Our officers, divided among four squads, patrol Colerain Township on 12-hour shifts. Officers are supervised by Patrol Sergeants and designated Officers in Charge. The Patrol Commander monitors beat activity and makes necessary changes to provide adequate service.
Officers working their beat take more ownership and take a more proactive approach in deterring crime and responding to the needs of the community. Officers getting to know their businesses and recognizing when things are “out of place” are just two examples of community policing.
The Colerain Police Department utilizes a “problem-solving philosophy” to address the needs of the community.
On average, the patrol officers responded to 40,000 to 50,000 calls for service which include dispatches from the Hamilton County Communications Center as well as from the Colerain Police Department. If a resident calls directly to the police department there is no dispatch cost to the department because the dispatch comes from the in-house computer. If a resident calls the Hamilton County Dispatch Center the cost is $5 per call which is billed to the Police Department.