The Operations Division is the largest and most visible division of the Cypress Police Department. Operations consists of uniformed patrol officers, our canine program, traffic, jail operations, and S.W.A.T.
Patrol officers are responsible for policing Cypress 24/7, 365 days per year. Patrol officers respond to calls for service, including emergency calls, and are also responsible for initiating contacts with citizens, enforcing criminal laws and traffic violations, training new officers, and attending various community events. In most circumstances, patrol officers handle the initial investigation into crimes and other incidents and conduct follow up investigation as necessary.
Each patrol vehicle is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a high-tech MDC (Mobile Data Computer) which allows each patrol officer to have immediate access to a wide variety of state, regional, and local computer systems, as well as real-time geographical mapping and computer aided dispatching.
The city is divided into geographical beat areas, with officers assigned to each beat. Patrol officers work a 3/12 type of a schedule, and are assigned to one of four patrol teams. Each patrol team is supervised by a patrol Watch Commander.
Personnel assigned to this division take a problem solving, team approach to police work using principles of Community Oriented Policing. This style of policing utilizes partnerships with other city departments (i.e. Code Enforcement, Community Development, and Public Works) and more importantly the community, to solve problems within Cypress. It is the goal of the Operations Division to provide a safe environment for citizens and visitors to live, work and play.