The Patrol Division is responsible for preserving the peace, protecting life and property, and maintaining the balance between law and order and individual liberty, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is accomplished by constant patrols of the Town's streets by marked and unmarked vehicles, motorcycle, bicycle and foot. Each squad is composed of a Sergeant and 5 patrol officers. Much of their time is spent being on the lookout for criminal activity, potential disturbances, traffic violations, hazards, dangerous situations/conditions and people in need of assistance.
Bike patrol officers offer a high visibility option to our department's patrol division. Bike officers are more approachable and are in integral part in community relations. There are currently 10 officers certified in bike-patrol. Officers are required to attend a 40 hour training course which builds an officers confidence and ability on a bike. Bikes are used for special events and on routine patrol as staffing and call volume allow.
Police K-9s are instrumental in preventing illicit drug trafficking in our community. The dogs have the ability to detect a wide variety of narcotics with a high degree of accuracy. They can also can track suspects that have fled from a crime scene and assist in locating missing persons. The Front Royal Police Department currently has 2 K-9s assigned to the Patrol Division.
School Crossing Guards
School crossing guards are on duty 10 hours a week during the school year. Their goal is to assist children crossing the street in a safe manner. Crossing Guards are not certified police officers.