Police Department Patrolmen

Patrol Officers

Our Patrol Division consists of 28 officers patrolling the streets of Greenfield 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each shift is led by one Lieutenant and one Sergeant who oversee the activities of the subordinate officers on the shift. Officers work a 12 hour shift. Officers work Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the first week and Wednesday and Thursday of the second week of the pay period. There are 2 squads for day shift and 2 squads for night shift, working opposite day off schedules.

Day shift runs from 6am to 6pm. Night Shift runs from 6pm to 6am. Our Reserve Patrol Officers also put in hours on the road on both shifts on varying days of the month.

Officers attend in-depth and intense training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for 16 weeks. After ILEA training, they ride with our Field Training Officers to be evaluated and introduced to practical use of the training and to departmental procedure. Officers are also required to meet a State of Indiana minimum of 24 hours of training per year in various areas of law enforcement with most officers far exceeding those requirements. The department also holds classes in criminal law updates, defensive tactics, domestic violence, CPR recertification, Emergency Vehicle Operations, firearms qualifications several times per year, as well as various other topics to maintain the Officers' expertise. Money collected from accident reports, gun permits, and court fees from traffic violations is used to pay for officer continuing education.