The West Point Police Department Uniform Patrol Division is comprised of one commander, Captain Robert Fawley, and 11 uniform patrol officers.
At the heart of our agency is our Department's Patrol Division. In a continuing effort, these men and women strive to make our roadways and neighborhoods safe by enforcing criminal and traffic laws, contacting citizens in need, and patrolling their assigned areas. The West Point Police Department is proud of its long-standing tradition of police services to the residents of this great community.
The primary responsibility of the Uniform Patrol Division is to answer calls for service, provide traffic safety enforcement, and provide proactive community patrols. The Uniform Patrol Division responds to calls for service throughout West Point. The West Point Police Department responds to a variety of calls for service in a typical day with the most common calls including accidents, false alarms and reports of criminal activity. It is the responsibility of the responding officers to initiate criminal investigations through observation and field interviews, make arrests of criminal suspects, and document their actions for further investigation by detectives. They also conduct proactive community patrols which give each officer the opportunity to actively patrol the neighborhoods and business areas as a deterrent to crime.
Traffic safety enforcement is paramount to creating a safe City of West Point. Officers engage in traffic enforcement in areas where we have received complaints or where they have observed continuous violations. The typical complaints received and violations observed include speeding, running stop signs and driving under the influence. Our goal through enforcement and education is to raise awareness of these issues, reduce the violations and thereby make the roads of West Point safe for all.
Lastly, community policing and attending neighborhood watch meetings encourage the continuous dialogue with members of both residential and business communities which ultimately helps reduce crime in West Point.