The patrol division is the most visible division of the Police Department. It consists of 53 uniformed police officers who usually drive a marked police car or motorcycle. Members of the patrol division are dedicated to protecting the City of Orem’s residents and visitors.
They work to accomplish this by patrolling assigned areas of the city 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They respond to emergency calls, in-progress crimes, and calls for service. They also investigate traffic accidents and enforce traffic laws. Our officers are true first responder and will be at nearly all police related matters.
As part of a department-wide goal to build closer bonds with the community, officers are encouraged to get out of their cars to meet and talk with people in a non-enforcement role on a daily basis. Within the patrol division are several specialized units: traffic enforcement team, accident reconstruction team, alcohol enforcement, a five man K-9 unit, and SWAT team.
Members of the patrol division strive daily to provide justice to both the victims and the perpetrators of crime in Orem and contribute to making Orem a great place to live, work and raise a family. Each member of the division does their part to maintain Orem’s reputation as one of the safest places to live in America.