The Operations Division is the largest and most visible division within the department. It is comprised of 36 officers who provide around-the-clock services in the City of Moscow as well assist the Campus Division with law enforcement support to the University of Idaho. This Division is responsible for responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service from our community. It is staffed with a 12-hour shift model to employ a team concept. Twelve-hour shifts span from 6 am/pm to 6 pm/am and are staffed by four teams to provide 24-hour community policing service.
Patrol officers respond to an average of 12,000 calls per year. When not responding to these calls, officers are conducting proactive patrols of residential and business districts. Business checks, extra patrols, foot patrols and citizen contacts are all part of the daily routine for each patrol team.
The Operations Division provides all patrol functions, the Field Training Officer Program, roll call training, crime prevention, bicycle patrol, K-9 unit, and the traffic safety unit.
The Operations Division incorporates a variety of specialized approaches to patrol the City of Moscow including 11 marked police vehicles and police motorcycles. In addition to motorized vehicles, bicycle-trained officers use specially-equipped police bicycles to patrol downtown, residential areas and the UI campus.