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Dan W. Adamson
Wanted for Forgery 2nd - D Felony
Patrol

Captain Michael Chowske
584-1800 ext 3521
mchowske@saratogapolice.org

   The Patrol Division is under the command of Captain Michael Chowske. This division includes lieutenants, sergeants, patrol officers and additional specialized patrol units, including Mounted Patrols, K-9 Teams, and Bike Patrols. The Patrol Division is subdivided into the following components:

Patrol Shifts
First Shift, Lt. Linda Quattrini, (11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. and Midnight to 8:00 A.M. shifts);
Second Shift, Lt. Robert Jillson, (7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Shift);
Third Shift, Lt. Sean Briscoe, (3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. to midnight shift).
Fourth Shift, a ten hour shift with varying start times from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and end times between 2:00 and 5:00 A.M.
Animal Control Unit, comprised of non-sworn members who respond to incidents that involve the general control of animals, including the seizure, impoundment and disposition of animals, reports of Agriculture and Markets Law and local ordinance violations dealing with animals, and assist police personnel as directed in responding to and investigation of criminal complaints involving animals.
Administrative Services & Support is comprised of a Sergeant, a Police Officer (Training Coordinator), and an Identification Officer. Administrative Services & Support Unit personnel responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining the police department's fixed asset inventory, administering the Accreditation Program and comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Special event planning, coordination of department training, and Identification and Records maintenance including fingerprinting and photographing of arrest's and maintaining related files, intra agency and interagency coordination and dissemination of department records, and organization and filing of all case reports, arrest reports and related paper records of the department.

   Patrol Division works twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The patrol officers work eight hour shifts, dividing the day into 3 major shifts. The first shift, headed by Lt. Linda Quattrini, works from midnight to 8a.m. The second shift is headed by Lt. Robert Jillson, working from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. The third shift is headed by Lt. Sean Briscoe from 4 p.m. to midnight. For purposes of patrol shift assignments, the city is divided into geographical patrol zones that are numbered and placed in a map format. Periodic reviews of department staffing needs are be conducted to better define patrol zone boundaries consistent with:

• community needs;
• crime analysis and calls for service;
• geographical limitations; and
• manpower limitations.

   The patrol division performs a variety of duties, including routine traffic law enforcement, accident investigations, the investigations of minor offenses and the initial investigation of major offenses which is then turned over to the investigation division. Duties and responsibilities of Patrol Shift personnel include, but are not limited to:

• Response to calls for police service, as assigned by established authority;
• Conduct thorough preliminary investigations of all crimes and incidents, and when proper, complete follow-up by established authority;
• Enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations;
• Conduct crime prevention suppression activities; and
• Maintain close liaison with the community and foster positive police community relations.