702 Main St
Winters, CA 95694
Winters, CA 95694
Patrol and Reserve Officers
Officers are assigned to a patrol shift under general supervision with the expressed goal of providing public assistance; answer calls related to traffic incidents and other emergencies; enforce laws and ordinances; maintain order; prevent crime; prepare reports on activities performed; testify and present evidence in court; provide backup assistance for other officers and personnel; collect, preserve, and maintain evidence, found property and property for safekeeping; serve warrants and subpoenas and performs other related activities as needed or required. Officers are required to complete follow-up investigations on their cases and investigate each incident thoroughly.
Reserve Officers are on call for emergency situations where additional manpower is necessary. In addition to emergency use, reserves can be used for general law enforcement duties, projects, and assistance with special programs. All duties can be performed on a day to day basis, or scheduled in advance.
The investigations division conducts follow-up criminal investigations on crimes reported to the Police Department. Often, investigations are started by patrol officers who, after responding to a call for service, prepare a police report which requires follow-up investigation. Once assigned to conduct the follow-up, a Detective will review a case and conduct an investigation before an arrest is made or a case is closed. A Detective will often use additional specialized training and/or outside agency resources when conducting an investigation. Investigation staff will also provide backup assistance for other officers and personnel; collect, preserve, and maintain evidence; serve warrants and subpoenas and performs other related activities as needed or required.