As with any modern day police department, the patrol
division is the backbone of the agency. The officers assigned
to patrol work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three
hundred and sixty-five days a year.
The primary role of the patrol division is to respond
to calls for service. These can range from first aid calls and
alarm calls to fights and reports of disorderly persons.
The officers of the Lyndhurst Police Department
pride themselves on our response time to emergency situations.
The patrol plan currently in place allows getting to serious situations
sometimes in just seconds.
Being a patrol officer is like no other job. Each
day is completely different than the last one, and at any given
time officer can be sent to calls so wide ranging that constant
training must be a part of their lives. One moment an officer
can be trying to bring back a heart attack victim and ten minutes
later he may be neck deep in a domestic altercation. Later he
or she may be trying to reach an out-of-control adolescent and
minutes later managing a multi-vehicle motor vehicle accident.
Our officers attend many schools and seminars each year to give
them training in everything from emergency first aid to sophisticated
weapons to deescalating volatile situations.
Despite everything, the most important strength
of our officers is the ability to deal with people. People are
what law enforcement is all about. Our officers will always be
willing to help, so please never hesitate to call.