The Special Operations Division is comprised of several subdivisions under the authority of Lieutenant Thomas Stowe. These subdivisions are the Community Action Team, School Resource Officer program, Traffic Division and Reserve Police Officer program. Lieutenant Stowe also serves as the Departments training Officer.
At its heart, community oriented policing is a philosophy under which enforcement, prevention, problem solving, and community involvement are used simultaneously to attack crime and its root causes. Because community oriented policing requires a proactive approach to be successful, the police and community must work together as partners in identifying and addressing issues and problems.