The Scranton Police Patrol Division is broken down into three shifts. They are A-B-C Shifts.
The Patrol Division consists of Police Officers and Supervisors that provide 24-hour protection to the residents of Scranton. The Division acts as initial responders to all types of police related calls.
The Patrol Division of a Police Department is commonly known as the “back bone” of the agency. Many of the Supervisors and Officers who work within the Patrol Division are educated, trained and experienced in a number of specialized areas of law enforcement. Some of the specializations include; narcotics investigations, criminal interdiction, criminal investigations, special operations/tactics, crisis negotiations, accident reconstruction, DUI enforcement and incident command systems.