As with any modern
day police department, the patrol division is the backbone of the
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
The officers of the
Freehold Borough Police Department pride themselves on our response time
to emergency situations. The patrol plan currently in place allows to get 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 officers
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 me 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 is what law enforcement is all
about. Our officers will always be willing to help, so please
never hesitate to call.