The Patrol Services Division of the Department is headed by a Captain, who reports to the Chief of Police. This division consists of four patrol teams and a Traffic Enforcement Unit.
Four uniformed Patrol Teams report to the Patrol Captain. Each team has a Lieutenant and two Sergeants to serve as Team Supervisors. Patrol Officers provide around-the-clock patrol and other field services for the enforcement of local, state and federal laws to the citizens of the City of Rock Hill. Patrol Officers work 12 hour shifts of two days on, two days off, three days on, two days off, two days on and three days off. This schedule rotates among first and second shift every 4 months.
The Traffic Unit is supervised by a Sergeant with primary responsibility for investigating traffic accidents, enforcing traffic laws and promoting traffic safety and awareness through presentations in the community and the operation of periodic traffic safety enforcement actions.
The Street Crimes Unit is a 12 person team created in 2006 and was established to work in high crime areas. The Unit is supervised by a Sergeant and addresses various types of crimes including street level drug sales, gang related crimes and crimes of violence. This unit also works to create community partnerships to improve the quality of life in the high crime areas of Rock Hill.
Patrol Services is also responsible for the inspection and licensing of all taxis and wrecker services operating in the city limits.
Administrative Patrol Officer
The Administrative Patrol Officer reports directly to the Major over Field Services, serves as the Extra Duty Coordinator, and is responsible for assisting the Patrol Captain with various assigned tasks and the supervision of the Traffic Unit.