Patrol Officers are responsible for the protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, and the preservation of peace within the City of Cleveland.

Patrol Officers are the first elements of intervention in most Law Enforcement activities. They respond to all calls for service and are responsible for original offense reports and field investigations. Patrol Officers are also expected to enforce the laws of the State of Texas and Municipal ordinances. Officers strive to eliminate criminal activity and deliver timely, courteous service to the community.

Patrol Officers are considered "generalists" rather than "specialists" because they must handle a wide array of problems, incidents and investigations. This Division is working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year making the city a better place to live, work and shop.


Patrol is the largest division of the Cleveland Police Department. The Patrol Division includes Accident Investigations, Bicycle Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Parking Control, and Community Service Officer, along with three Patrol shifts.