Chief of Police
The department has a central police station and five substations and covers over 2,500 police reporting districts that average 1/4 square mile in size.
In addition to officers patrolling the city in cars and on foot, the Police Department includes an Investigations Bureau, an Airport Police Unit, a Helicopter Unit, a Motorcycle Unit, a Canine unit, an Equine Unit and a Lake Patrol Section. The department operates the City's Emergency Management and 9-1-1 programs. The department also has a Crime Scene Investigations Unit to collect and protect evidence, with a state-of-the-art Forensic Lab, Drug Lab and DNA lab to process the evidence.
The Housing Services Division offers loan and grant programs through Federally funded sources that provide property repairs and maintenance to homeowners who cannot otherwise afford them.
The Weed and Seed program reduces crime and improves services to neighborhoods through a US Department of Justice program.