Division of Public Safety
As is common in most cities, the Department of Public Safety is often the most visible sector within City services. The uniformed personnel are most recognized for providing police and fire services. However, Public Safety also performs many critical functions in providing for the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
Law Enforcement Services combines traditional, community and intelligence-led policing models and delivers those services through uniform and plain clothes officers. The Patrol Division responds to calls for service, investigates crime, and conducts patrol-related operations. Our Specialized Service Section includes the Youth Services Unit, Park Rangers, School Crossing Guards, and the Community Services Officers.
Fire Services provides traditional and highly technical services unique to any other fire department, including Fire Suppression, Rescue, Medics, Urban Search and Rescue, Prevention Services, Housing and Commercial Inspection, and Emergency Management.
The Law Enforcement and Fire Services are supported by our Records Section. In addition to administrative support, the Records Section handles all Freedom of Information Act requests, firearm permits and registration, sex offender registration and verification, as well as all state and federal reporting requirements for the entire agency.
We establish partnerships within our community, implement new ideas and concepts, and strive to maintain a safe environment for all. We serve with compassion, honesty, integrity, and care for those who live in, work in, or visit our community. The Department of Public Safety staff continually promotes goodwill, community respect, trust, and public confidence. These values continue to be our highest priority.