The Patrol Division is divided into three shifts also known as watches. Each watch has a Commander in charge of the shift with two Field Sergeants to aid in command. The patrol officers are assigned permanently to one of the watches. Probationary Officers rotate between all three shifts until the end of their 2 year probation at which time they are assigned to their permanent shift.
The shifts are 8.5 hours with a 30 minute overlap between the shifts.
The three watches are:
1st Watch: 10:30PM - 7:00AM (Midnight or Overnight Shift)