The uniformed patrol function of the Fairfield Township Police Department is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is the most visible section of the police department. Officers that are assigned to this section primarily patrol in marked police cars, although at times they may be seen patrolling using other effective methods, such as foot patrol around business districts and patrolling on bicycle. The police department operates (3) three different shifts, each having an assigned sergeant and patrol officers, allowing for adequate personnel and supervision.
The patrol section interacts with the community on a continuous basis and assigned officers have the primary duty of responding to calls for police service, conducting preliminary investigations of offenses, following up on applicable investigations and enforcing the laws of the State of Ohio. Patrol officers also have the responsibility of apprehending offenders, preventing crime through deterrence and education, and maintaining positive relationships with the community.
The mission of the Traffic Unit is to promote safety through education and enforcement. Officer McCroskey is the department’s designated traffic officer, and his primary responsibilities include enforcing traffic laws, investigating traffic crashes, and being visible by patrolling the roadways within the township in order to deter traffic violations and reduce traffic crashes. Officer McCroskey has received advanced training in traffic crash investigation and is a certified traffic crash reconstructionist.