The Patrol Division is responsible for the enforcement of all local, county, and state laws involving criminal offenses. They also perform many service functions ranging from investigating traffic accidents to numerous types of public assist requests from citizens.
The Patrol Division is directly responsible for the day-to-day delivery of police services to over 5,000 square acres of Union County Parklands and to the many Union County owned facility site locations. Due to the high degree of County Police efforts of the visibility and the enforcement Patrol Division, than the the reported crime rates in the Union County Park System, are lower reported crime rates of surrounding municipal jurisdictions.
The Union County Police Patrol Division has always been dedicated to maintaining a safe and crime-free environment for the citizens of Union County. Most Union County Police Patrol Cars are equipped with radar and Lojack Stolen Vehicle Tracking Devices. Others are equipped with Mobile Data Terminals (MDT). These are in-vehicle computers that allow the patrol officer to get an almost instant look-up of license plates and driver information which can prove invaluable during traffic stops. It also allows access to State and Federal data systems for criminal wants and warrants.