The Patrol Division is the operational backbone of the police department. Patrol is the largest division and is the most visible component of the department. This division is led by the Patrol Commander (Lieutenant). The Patrol Division's major function is to protect life and property in the City of Sharonville and to ensure the highest quality of life possible. Uniformed patrol is responsible for preventative patrol, response to calls for service, initiation of crime reports, investigation of traffic crashes, and conducting preliminary criminal investigations.
The Patrol Division of the Sharonville Police Department responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service annually. In addition, officers respond to 1,500 traffic crashes, complete 2,200 offense reports, and make about 1,200 arrests each year. The Patrol Division also assists community members by providing lockout assistance, vacation watches, and motorist assists. Members of the Patrol Division also contribute to the safety of the community through participation in SWAT, the DUI Task Force and K-9 Operations.
The Patrol Division is also responsible for coordinating special events, the Sharonville Police temporary holding facility and the School Resource Officers.
School Resource Officers
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is a collaborative effort between law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and the community. Together, in an effort to reduce crime, drug abuse, and violence, we strive to provide law enforcement services, mentoring, and educational programs for our schools while fostering a safe learning environment.
The Sharonville Police Department has partnered with the Princeton City School District and Scarlet Oaks Vocational School to provide uniformed police officers on a full-time basis. One officer is responsible for the Princeton High School, one for the Princeton Community Middle School, and one is assigned to the Scarlet Oaks Campus of the Great Oaks Vocational School District. These officers have received special training to deal with incidents and offenses on school campuses. Along with protecting students and staff, the school resource officers (SROs) participate in many safety programs throughout the school year. The officers are active with drinking and driving education, Prom Promise, and anti-drug education.