The duty of every OVPD Patrol Officer includes responding to the scene of a crime or accident, interviewing suspects, witnesses, writing crime reports, responding to radio calls, monitoring any suspicious activity of ongoing crimes, coordinating vehicular traffic, visiting open businesses to establish a rapport with owners, booking suspects and evidence and transporting them to the appropriate Police Department facility, responding to citizens’ and visitors’ questions, preparing Daily Field Activity Reports, attending and coordinating neighborhood watch meetings, and performing numerous other activities in support of the community policing philosophy.
Our Auxiliary Police provide extra “eyes and ears” for the OVPD by performing uniformed vehicle patrols. They are trained to observe and report conditions requiring the services of the regular police. Whenever possible, they assist in non-enforcement and non-hazardous duties. The following are some areas in which the Auxiliary Police assist the Police Department: Residential and commercial areas, festivals, parades, concerts, park patrols, crime prevention activities, and traffic control.