|The Support Division consists of two main areas; Administrative Services and Support
Services. Each of these areas is headed by a Police Lieutenant. The Administrative Services section
includes Animal Control, Parking Enforcement, Franchise Tow Services, Property and Evidence, Information
Technology, Building Services, Records, Court Services, and the Telephone Report Unit.
|The Support Services section includes School Police Officers, Juvenile Programs (such as PAL,
Wake-Up and Diversion), Training, and the Tactical Training Center.
Since 2008, we’ve seen significant changes to several of our programs. We’ve made major upgrades to our Property and
Evidence facility. We’ve increased the size of our Parking Enforcement Team in order to address the many community
concerns over parking. Although there has been a substantial reorganization of our Police Activities League, we
continue to be a presence in the daily lives of our community youth. We also maintain a constant and professional
police presence in all of our high schools and middle schools.
Our Records unit processes a colossal amount of reports, phone calls, and walk-in traffic. In addition, our Training
Unit ensures that we adhere to all state and federal training mandates for nearly 400 employees. We continue
construction on our Tactical Training Center, which provides firearms training to officers throughout the county.
This state of the art facility will also be home to equestrian and K-9 training areas. Often, the Support Division
is referred to as the business and logistical side of the police department. We ensure the department’s 251 computers
continue to operate, the thousands of police reports are processed for court, the multitude of court subpoenas are processed
efficiently, and that all our employees receive paychecks. We work closely with Personnel
in the hiring process and ensure
complete background checks are conducted on all potential hires. The department could not function without
the dedication and commitment of the employees assigned to the Support Division.
Captain Michael Harris