Patrol Division

121621CityPart3_005The Patrol Division is comprised of uniformed officers who provide emergency and non-emergency responses to calls for service. They are responsible for patrolling the city, which encompasses an area of about 17 square miles.

Patrol officers are assigned to one of three 10-hour shifts, with a minimum deployment of three officers per shift. Officers work four 10-hour days and are off three days each week.

The Patrol Division also includes Animal Services and Parking Enforcement.


  • Two commanders
  • Eight sergeants
  • Eighteen officers
  • Four Detectives
  • One Animal Control supervisor
  • Two Animal Control officers
  • Six Animal shelter technicians

Bike Patrol

The Montrose Police Department bike patrol unit consists of 10 specially trained officers.

Bike patrol officers spend approximately 15 hours per week on their bikes. The bike patrol is active from May through September.

Responsibilities & Uses:

  • Access areas patrol cars cannot
  • Community gatherings
  • Community Policing Services
  • Downtown patrol
  • Parades
  • Patrolling parks
  • Used during times of congestion
  • Visible and accessible to the public

Bike officers occasionally direct and participate in bicycle rodeos for children. Area businesses and organizations frequently donate bike safety gear to be given as prizes during these rodeos.