About the Westminster Police Department
The Westminster Police Department has 179 sworn police officers and 90 civilian
employees. The department's total budget for 2005 was $18,834,202. The Westminster Police Department is organized into three divisions:
Patrol, Traffic and Special Operations Division; Investigations and Technical Services Division; and, Police Administration
The Westminster Police Department is managed by the Chief of Police who directly
supervises two Deputy Chiefs, a Senior Management Analyst and the Administrative Coordinator.
The Patrol, Traffic & Special Operations Division is managed by a Deputy Chief and is comprised of four sections:
Administrative Section; Patrol Section; Traffic Section and Special Operations Section. Each section is supervised by Commanders
who report directly to the Deputy Chief.
Patrol Services Section is responsible for the initial and immediate response
to various types of calls from citizens. It is comprised of three shifts (Watches--1,
2, 3) each supervised by a Watch Commander, as well as several specialized units that provide a wide variety of professional
law enforcement services to the community. Geographic "beat" assignments are
covered by the three shifts on a continuous basis in order to respond to requests from citizens for help and assistance; general
patrol activities; and community safety.
The Investigations and Technical Services Division is managed by a Deputy Chief
and is comprised of five sections: Investigations; Community Services; Technical Services; Neighborhood Services; and, Staff
Inspections. In addition to handling follow-up and complex investigations, the
Investigations Section is responsible for the coordination of intelligence information and investigation of matters requiring
undercover or special operations, and acts as an informal liaison between criminal justice agencies.