The Patrol Section is comprised of two patrol teams managed by Lieutenants C. J. Chastain and Dale Green, and supervised by 5 Sergeants. 20 Police Officers are divided between the two teams. The patrol teams work 11 hour shifts on a 4 on/4 off rotation.
Uniformed patrol officers provide 24-hour coverage, 7 days a week/365 days a year. Most citizen contacts with our police department occur when people call for our help. These officers handle the preliminary investigation of approximately 26,000-30,000 calls for service and traffic related incidents each year. Specialty assignment opportunities include K-9 (apprehension dog) Handler, Motors/Traffic, Bicycle Patrol, Field Training Officer, Crisis Response Unit (SWAT) Operator, Firearms/Force Training Unit, Collison Investigator, and Domestic Violence Investigator. Our diverse group of individuals create a team who offer strong skill sets and a desire to serve our community. Our patrol fleet vehicles are equipped with mobile data computers.
S.R.O. – Police Officer Bob Green is assigned to the Aberdeen School District as a School Resource Officer (S.R.O.). The S.R.O. works Monday-Friday at all Aberdeen School District schools within the city limits. He focuses the majority of his duty hours between Weatherwax High School and Miller Junior High.
D.A.R.T. – Sergeant Steve Timmons manages the 7 members of the department’s Domestic Assault Response Team (D.A.R.T.). Commissioned officers work overtime on grant funding to provide additional investigation and resources for domestic violence investigations. D.A.R.T. Investigators work closely with the City Attorney’s Office, The D.V. Center of Grays Harbor, and Beyond Survival to help victims and witnesses confidently navigate the criminal justice and break cycle of abuse
C.R.U. – Lieutenant Dale Green is the Commander of the Aberdeen Police Crisis Response Unit (often referred to as SWAT), which is a multi-agency team. The majority of operators come from the Aberdeen Police Dept., but there are operators from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, and Montesano Police Department. The team is made up of a tactical commander, tactical response (entry) team, snipers/observers, and negotiators.
C.I.T. – Lieutenant C. J. Chastain leads the 5-member Collision Investigation Team. With specialized training and equipment for investigating all major traffic collisions (Vehicular Homicides, Vehicular Assaults, etc.), the team works with the Grays Harbor County Prosecutor’s Office to complete a comprehensive investigation for criminal prosecutions. In the past year the C.I.T. began utilizing a FARO 3D imaging system (purchased in cooperation with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and the Hoquiam Police Department).