The Patrol Bureau is the largest and most visible bureau in the police department. The uniformed officers of the patrol bureau are the primary responders to emergency incidents, handle the vast majority of the calls for service, and make the most arrests. This bureau is commanded by Captain Andrew Samples, and he is assisted by two lieutenants. The lieutenants each supervise a “watch” which consists of three patrol teams, each led by a sergeant. Our officers work four ten hour shifts each week, and between the six patrol teams, they provide 24 hour a day, seven day a week coverage.