The mission of the Raytown Police Department’s Uniform Patrol Division will be to provide professional law enforcement service for the purpose of safeguarding the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence of criminal activity, and to enhance public safety while working with the community to improve their quality of life. This service will be provided in a manner that will instill honor and integrity among the law enforcement profession, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
The Uniform Patrol Division was created to provide immediate investigations of reported crimes and other emergencies, as well as to conduct proactive enforcement of suspected traffic offenses and criminal activity.
At a moment’s notice, they could be dealing with a life-threatening illness, a multi-car accident on the highway or an incident involving a dangerous subject. They have to gather the necessary information, contact the proper responders and make an entry of all this into our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) program. Multitasking is very important as each Communications Officer must be able to dispatch on the radio while typing information they are gathering from the telephone into the CAD. They must ask the correct questions to ensure the safety of the responders as well as the caller. They are not only tasked with protecting Raytown, they receive calls from other cities that they must transfer to the proper agency. They must coordinate with other dispatch centers with in the metro area when another entity requests assistance. Each of these people is required to work weekends, holidays and rotating shifts to ensure the proper coverage is provided for the field units.
The Uniform Patrol Division is comprised of four Patrol Squads, each of which has one Sergeant and one Corporal who lead and manage the activities of the officers assigned to their squad. The primary job responsibilities of officers assigned to the Patrol Squads include responding to and investigating calls for law enforcement service and conducting proactive traffic law enforcement.