Division Overview and Staffing
The Field Operations Division is the largest division and the most visible component of the Brentwood Police Department. Officers assigned to this division provide twenty-four hour patrol of the city and utilize proactive law enforcement to prevent crimes and protect life and property. Officers assigned to this division provide initial response to all calls for service, both routine and emergency; secure crime scenes; investigate traffic crashes; perform initial and follow up investigation of crimes; arrest and transport suspects; and testify in court. The Field Operations Division, under the leadership of Captain David O'Neil, is comprised of forty uniformed men and women who are dedicated to providing excellent service to those who live, work, and visit the City of Brentwood. The division operates three eight hour shifts. Each shift is supervised by a Lieutenant and a Sergeant. Shifts and days off are bid by seniority annually.
The Field Operations Division encompasses several specialty sections that are vital to the daily operation of the department. These include the Directed Enforcement Team; K9 Unit; Field Training Program; Crime Scene Technicians; Hostage Negotiators, and Honor Guard. This division also consists of the department's fleet manager, a civilian, who is responsible for the coordination of specialized equipment installation and general maintenance of all police vehicles.