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The Paradise Valley Police Department is divided into two divisions, Administrative Services and Field Operations. The Police Chief has overall responsibility and is held accountable for the entire department. The Administrative Lieutenant oversees the day-to-day activities and internal planning of the Administrative Division.
The Field Operations Commander oversees the day-to-day activities and internal planning of the Patrol Division and General Investigations Bureau.
The Administrative Division is responsible for the overall administrative functions of the Police Department. Examples include, but are not limited to, front office operations, dispatch, records, 9-1-1 operations, fiscal planning and management, recruitment and personnel, facilities maintenance, and photo enforcement. The division is broken down into two sections:
Patrol Division The Patrol Division of the Paradise Valley Police Department is comprised of four patrol squads. Each squad consists of three officers, one corporal, and one sergeant. The Department's Commander heads the patrol division, and is responsible for the overall delivery of daily police services.
The four patrol squads provide around-the-clock coverage of the Town, with the staffing range between three and five officers on-duty at any given time.
To provide this patrol service, a modern fleet of vehicles is utilized. These cars are equipped with the most modern systems available for radio and phone communications, first aid supplies for treatment of injured parties, mobile video systems, and several thermal imaging cameras mounted on vehicle roofs. These cameras allows officers to actually see in total darkness.