Patrol Division

Crime scene tape marking a perimeter

The Patrol Division is staffed by 80 officers, 12 sergeants, and the Canine Unit.  These officers and sergeants are assigned to 12 squads. There are two squads working at all times, one in the north portion of the city and one in the south, which is divided at Talbert Avenue. Officers are typically assigned by themselves in a police car but occasionally two officers will work together. Officers are assigned to a specific beat and are responsible for handling calls for service in that area.

Crime Scene Investigation officer S. Shannon dusting a crime scene for latent prints. Burglars smashed a side window in order to obtain access into a closed business at Edinger and Goldenwest. The burglar(s) stole about $250 in petty cash left in the restaurant overnight.

Patrol officers change shifts three times throughout the year, and perform a variety of duties:

A patrol officer's shift can be routine, filled with a great deal of paperwork, but can rapidly change. The variety of activities, from routine reports to dangerous situations, is part of the challenge that officers face each day. 


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City of Huntington Beach
Police Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Request non-emergency police service:
(714) 960-8825
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(714) 960-8811
Fax: (714) 536-5605
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