Patrol / Special Units
At the core of any police department is the patrol division. This section provides the citizens of the Village of Plover with 24 hour protection and service. The patrol officers and supervisors work hard to keep the lines of communication open between the department and the community. The patrol division of the Plover Police Department has the responsibility of preserving the peace, protecting life and property, and maintaining the balance between law and order. The officers of the patrol division accomplish this by constant patrols of the village’s streets by marked and unmarked cars, and on foot.
The uniform patrol division acts as a first responder to calls for immediate police service providing a timely response to reported criminal offenses in progress. The uniform patrol division also conducts patrol activities in an effort to discourage and prevent criminal offenses from occurring, and enhances the public’s awareness of criminal activity in their community. The uniform patrol division is designed to be highly visible in the community, and are accessible to the public at all times.
The officers’ primary duties include answering calls for service / assistance from our citizens, engaging in crime prevention through proactive patrolling, reducing traffic problems by both preventative and enforcement efforts, conducting initial investigations, taking crime reports, and maintaining a commitment to our city’s community policing efforts.
Most patrols officers are Basic SWAT trained and are undergoing Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training, while also holding various instructor level certifications from firearms, DAAT and other police topics. On average Plover Police Officers receive well above average annual training hours while some teach regularly at Mid State Technical College.
The Plover Police Department also operates the Inspire 1 UAV Platform for search and rescue, tactical operations, fire ground oversight, and public relations activities as required.
The Plover Police Department works in collaboration with the Stevens Point Police Department and together they form a joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team.
K9 Karma is a Belgian Malinois and was purchased and trained through Jessiffany Canine Services out of Iron Ridge, WI. Officer Jeremy Anderson is certified through the American Police Canine Association. The department K9 unit was funded completely by donations reflecting the true testament of the generosity of the entire community.