The Patrol Division is supervised by two Patrol Sergeants and consists of two platoons of six officers each.
The Patrol Division works 12-hour shifts and will normally be seen in our black and white patrol units. Patrol officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are dispatched by the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.
Patrol has traditionally been the backbone of a police agency and it is no different in Trophy Club. Patrol officers respond to a variety of different issues and complaints ranging from minor code violations to serious criminal offenses. Patrol officers also serve as the first line of contact between residents and the Department. As such, the Patrol Division is at the forefront of our Community Policing activities.
Community Oriented Policing is defined by the U.S. Department of Justice as, “a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.”
In Trophy Club, Community Policing is similar to preventive medicine. Residents and police personnel work together to put emphasis on preventing the causes of crime rather than reacting to criminal activity. To do this, the police and the community share the responsibility for controlling the conditions that contribute to crime. We encourage all residents to take a role in the partnership we encourage by getting involved in one or more of the programs we offer. Get Involved.
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is supervised by a Detective Sergeant who supervises one additional Detective, the School Resource Officer, and a Crime Prevention/Community Service Officer. The Sergeant also supervises the School Crossing Guards and the part-time Animal Control Officer.
CID performs all criminal investigations that go beyond the scope of investigation that a patrol officer would perform. CID is issued two unmarked vehicles that serve as mobile crime scene units and are equipped with the equipment and supplies necessary for the task. Both the Detective and the Detective Sergeant have received significant training in this field.