he Nederland Police Patrol Division is the largest division of the Police Department and functions under the command of Assistant Chief Andrew Arnold. As first responders, the Patrol Division responds to over 14,000 calls for service annually. The Patrol Division has many responsibilities which include enforcement of all federal, state, traffic, and local laws, as well as the enforcement of various municipal ordinances. This division also answers requests for service from citizens and businesses regarding suspicious activity and when life or property is threatened.
The Patrol Officers are the most visible part of the Police Department in our community and have the most contact and interaction with our citizens. A Patrol Officers duties include, but are not limited to, issuing citations, administering first aid, locating missing persons, conducting preliminary criminal and traffic investigations, arresting and processing criminals and testifying in court. The Patrol Division exists to serve and protect and is guided by the principles of justice. They take pride in their department and are committed to excellence in their profession.