Patrol Division

The Patrol function of the Ferndale Police Department provides twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week uniformed police response to emergency and non-emergency calls for service within the city, as well as providing Officer Skye Ortiz mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies in the county when needed. Uniformed Patrol duties are varied and include response to 911 calls, visible police patrol, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, criminal investigations, response to tactical incidents, service of search and arrest warrants, and crime prevention.

Patrol’s ten uniformed officers and three sergeants provide coverage over three shifts, working four Patrol vehicle at new police facility 10-hour days per week. The detectives, lieutenants, and school resource officer also assist patrol shifts when needed during staff shortages. 

In 2016, Patrol logged 11,321 radio calls which resulted in 192 non-traffic arrests. 3,590 traffic stops were made resulting in 308 criminal traffic arrests, 30 DUIs, and 1185 traffic infractions.

Other activities included investigating 328 motor vehicle accidents, 162 juvenile issues, 298 domestic disputes, 220 thefts, service of 169 warrants, assisting other agencies 237 times and otherwise assisting citizens on 290 occasions.