Captain Darby oversees the Patrol Division which currently consists of 39 officers.
The Patrol Division is considered the backbone of the Enterprise Police Department. The Patrol Division is the most visible section of the police department, providing around the clock service to the citizens and visitors of Enterprise. They are the uniformed Officers who provide the first line of defense for the public's safety. Each law enforcement patrol officer works to protect life and property, uphold the civil rights of individuals, preserve public peace, provide citizen assistance, enforce criminal and motor vehicle laws, and respond to emergency situations. These are dedicated and committed professionals who place their lives and well being in jeopardy for the citizens of Enterprise on a daily basis.
The men and women of the Patrol Division are responsible for enforcing state and municipal laws and regulations designed to protect life and property, maintain order in an assigned district or beat, patrol the city to preserve the peace and to prevent crime, take criminal reports and interview witnesses and suspects, apprehend fugitives and criminals, collect evidence and give testimony in court, conduct investigations for all misdemeanor and some felony cases, direct traffic, issue traffic tickets, investigate accidents, and make arrests, participate in crime prevention, public information, and safety programs. Patrol officers maintain closer contact with the public than any other section of the police department.
The men and women of the Enterprise Police Departmentís Patrol Division take great pride in serving the citizens of Enterprise. Most often, the first person you see when you are in need of the police is the patrol officer. Patrol officers handle a mix of calls during their shift. Within a week's tour of duty, a single officer might be dispatched to burglaries, robberies, assaults, deranged-disoriented or suicidal persons, bar-room brawls, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, sex assault, medical aid, crowd control, noise complaints, prowlers, traffic accidents, drunk drivers, drug dealing incidents, and intrusion alarms. It is important to realize that in a split second, the most inconsequential and routine activity can develop into a potentially hazardous situation. Patrol officers experience periods of little to no activity punctuated by moments of trepidation and danger.
Captain Lennis Darby
334-347-1211 ext. 2276