The Uniformed Patrol Division is commanded by a Captain and consist of Uniformed Patrol Services and the Traffic Unit. Each of the four patrol shifts is supervised by a First Sergeant or Sergeant.
The Uniformed Patrol Division is charged with the primary responsibility for all law enforcement activities within the community. Their mission is to preserve the peace, protect life and property against the effects of criminal activity and to ensure the overall safety of the public. Patrol officers are the most visible and readily identifiable representatives of the Town of Fort Mill, representing the Fort Mill Police Department’s first responders to emergency and non-emergency situations 24 hours a day.
The division’s goals include, but are not limited to:
Ensure Accountability to High Standards of Performance, Ethics, and Professional Conduct
Empower and develop the workforce to achieve excellence
Encourage sound decision making
Promote professional and ethical behavior by employees
Support an informed and trained workforce
Improve Quality of Life for All
Ensure effective policing by addressing command and community priorities
Maintain priority call response times
Reduce violent crime through prevention, and the identification and apprehension of criminal offenders
Strive for Continuous Improvement in Efficiency and Effectiveness
Effectively utilize and manage our resources
Efficiently manage staffing levels
Ensure continuous improvement of operations by identifying best practices in policing