The Patrol Division,
under the Administrative Supervision of Captain Douglas Biagi, is
staffed by 29 officers working to serve the community. The Patrol
Division's primary functions are to protect life, safeguard property and
protect the innocent against deception and the peaceful against violence or
Our Officers have the latest
in technology available to them including a computerized photo imaging
system, electronic field reports, new K-55 radar units and a Lojack theft
recovery system for finding stolen vehicles equipped with such a device.
During each tour
duty, there are three Officers that have Automatic External Defibrillators
in their patrol vehicles that give the Officers the ability to deliver vital
care to a person stricken with cardiac arrest, when every second counts.
patrol vehicle is also equipped with Mobile
Data Computers which allow the
Officers in the field access to the
Criminal Justice Information System which provides NCIC and DMV lookups.
The Mobile Data system provides rapid motor vehicle lookups and vehicle
information as well as wanted persons hits within seconds.
Bicycle Patrol program is staffed by Officers who receive
specialized training on using bicycles for police work. Bicycle Officers
answer calls for service and conduct proactive patrol just like any other
Patrol Officer except they use a bicycle as their primary mode of
transportation. The bicycle allows officers to get into areas not accessible
to vehicles and allows for "stealth" patrolling. The bicycle also augments
the Officers' opportunities to make one on one contact with the community.
In addition to patrol duties, the bicycle Officers also conduct bicycle
safety programs to both children and adults.
Ventnor Police Department has a Radar Trailer which is used to provided an
extra measure of vehicle safety to our community. The speed trailer displays
the speed of on-coming vehicles, heightening the awareness of motorists to
their speed without the necessity or hardship of enforcement.