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 detective, lieutenants, and school resource officer also assist patrol shifts when needed during staff shortages. 

In 2016, Patrol logged 11321 radio calls, which resulted in 192 non-traffic arrests, 308 criminal traffic arrests, and the issuance of 1185 traffic infractions. Patrol investigated 40 misdemeanor assaults, 23 of which were domestic violence; 7 felony assaults including 4 domestic; 124 domestic disputes with no assault; 163 motor vehicle accidents, 30 DUIs, 67 thefts and 18 trespasses, among many other criminal and non-criminal issues. They made 169 warrant arrests and assisted other agencies on 95 occasions.