last changed 2/26/2014
Captain Jon Hopkins
The Manchester Police Departments Patrol Division is often referred to as the back bone of the department. Officers assigned to this division are the first to respond to many incidents in the city. They handle a wide variety of calls for service. Some of those calls include taking reports, follow up to complaints regarding neighborhood problems, accident investigation, serving court paperwork, motor vehicle enforcement and many others. The department responds to over 100,000 calls for service a year. There are currently 102 officers assigned to the patrol division. They cover three shifts a day 365 days a year.
There are also specialty units assigned to the Patrol Division. The largest is the Traffic Unit. The Unit is supervised by a Lieutenant with the assistance of a Sergeant. The Traffic Unit Sergeant is one of the most challenging assignments in the department the Sergeant is responsible for working with many charities and city departments helping to organize parades, walk a thons, road races and other community events. The Animal Control Unit is responsible for handling animal complaints in the city. They respond to complaints of sick, abused or injured animals. They will also assist home owner with nuisance animals. They have a great deal of training and experience in this area. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at 668-8711 x5460.
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