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Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is comprised of four 12-hour shifts working 6 am to 6 pm and vice versa. Each shift is comprised of a Patrol Sergeant, a Corporal, a Senior Officer, and two Sector (East and West) officers. The Patrol Sergeant answers directly to the Deputy Chief.

Duties of the Patrol Division include but are not limited to:

  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities. Review facts of incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
  • Render aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • Testify in court to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.
  • Evaluate complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements.
  • Patrol specific areas on foot or motorized conveyance, responding promptly to calls for assistance.
  • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
  • Photograph or draw diagrams of crime or accident scenes and interview principals and eyewitnesses.
  • Monitor traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.
  • Relay complaint and emergency-request information to appropriate agency dispatchers.
  • Issue citations or warnings to violators of traffic ordinances.
  • Direct traffic flow and reroute traffic in case of emergencies.
  • Inform citizens of community services and recommend options to facilitate longer-term problem resolution.
  • Provide road information to assist motorists.
  • Process prisoners and prepare and maintain records of prisoner bookings and prisoner status during booking and pre-trial process.
  • Inspect public establishments to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Act as official escorts, such as when leading funeral processions or firefighters.

The Patrol Division makes over 40,000 personal contacts yearly. These contacts range from the call for service, traffic stops and crashes, to general conversations had while on-duty. Patrol Officers are the most noticed persons on the road or in an establishment and work toward earning the public's trust and serving them admirably. Patrol is the face of the department and they work to uphold the Parsons Police Departments Core Values of Pride, Professionalism, and Dedication.

Patrol Sergeants:

Sergeant Waylon Kepley
"A" Shift
Phone (620) 421-7083
Fax (620) 41-7081
wkepley@parsonspd.com

Sergeant Brice Dickens
"B" Shift
Phone (620) 421-7083
Fax (620) 421-7081
bdickens@parsonspd.com

Sergeant Cheryl Landon
"C" Shift
Phone (620) 421-7083
Fax (620) 421-7081
clandon@parsonspd.com

Sergeant Joel Franklin
"D" Shift
Phone (620) 421-7083
Fax (620) 421-7081
jfranklin@parsonspd.com