Field Patrol Unit
The Field Patrol Unit is the largest unit of the Tracy Police Department. The dedicated men and women who serve as Patrol Officers respond to calls for police service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The Field Patrol Unit is staffed with seven teams of police and community service officers, each supervised by a police sergeant. The Field Patrol Unit staffing consists of fifty-four sworn officers and six professional staff employees. The unit is comprised of six teams for general patrol activities, while the seventh team is known as the Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.), which is designed to find solutions for any crime trends which might arise throughout the year.
Beyond responding to calls for police service and conducting crime prevention efforts, Field Patrol Unit officers perform research and implement problem solving strategies dealing with a variety of concerns. Many calls for police service are quality of life issues which are not necessarily violations of the law, however they often lead to criminal conduct. With this in mind, the Field Patrol Unit must focus its discretionary proactive time to address these community concerns.