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About the Martinez Police Department

The Martinez Police Department (California) is organized into three primary entities: Administrative Services, Field Services/Patrol Division, and the investigations bureau. The Administrative Division is the support services unit of the Martinez Police Department. It is comprised of Dispatch, Investigations and Records. It also includes the School Resource Officer and Community Service Officer.


In the Field Services/Patrol Division, police officers work a 3/12 shift plan in a variety of patrol assignments. These assignments include K-9, traffic motorcycles, bicycle patrol, foot patrol and off-road motorcycles. Martinez police cars are equipped with two-way radios and mobile data computers which are linked to the Department’s Computer Aided Dispatch System. These state of the art communications systems allow officers to receive and respond to calls for service in a timely manner thereby enhancing public safety. The Patrol Division consists of one Commander, four Sergeants (watch commanders), four Corporals and 16 Officers.


The Martinez Police Department maintains a full service investigative bureau. This bureau is part of the Administration Division of the Martinez Police Department. Specific detectives are assigned certain crimes for which they are trained to investigate. Such as: Persons Crimes; Property Crimes; Juvenile Investigations; Narcotics; Computer Crimes / Identity Theft; Financial Crimes; and, Evidence / Property




Selected book from a Huron Police Department (Ohio) Law Enforcement Official.

Incident Dispatcher: A Guide for the Professional Tactical and Incident Dispatcher
Jerry Boyd  More Info

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