City and Borough of Juneau
Juneau Police Department
The Patrol Unit is the backbone of the Juneau Police Department and delivers police services to the Juneau community around the clock. Patrol is currently made up of five patrol teams that work a combination of ten (10) and twelve (12) hour shifts. Officers are responsible for responding to public requests for service. These requests sometimes include investigating crimes of disorderly conduct, harassment, assault and a variety of theft and fraud crimes. Patrol officers conduct traffic enforcement and regular patrols in residential and commercial areas.
Officers throughout patrol are responsible for a variety of other more specialized functions. An example would be traffic accident investigations including training in accident reconstruction and vehicle dynamics. We also have officers who receive special training in commercial vehicle enforcement. These officers can conduct inspections focused on dump trucks, tractor trailer semis, and other large commercial vehicles. During the summer months, patrol officers conduct bike/foot patrol in the core downtown area to enhance enforcement of minor violations and develop positive contact with the community. As the community grows and changes, so too will the various responsibilities of our patrol officers.
Officer Hatch shares information about pedestrian safety with children at Riverbend Elelmentary.
Always walk against the traffic and on the sidewalk.
If your walking at night, wear light colored clothes with reflectors and bring a flashlight.
Remember: People never win against a car.