Patrol provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week coverage to protect the life and property of the citizens and visitors of the City of Longwood. The Uniform Patrol Officers act as first responders to calls for immediate police service providing a timely response to reported crimes in progress.
Additionally, officers assigned to the division conduct preliminary investigations of crimes in-progress and over as well as identify and apprehend persons suspected of committing criminal offenses. Officers also conduct directed patrols to discourage and prevent the opportunity for crimes to occur and enhance the public's awareness of criminal activity in their community.
The Longwood Police Department employs three full-service Police K-9 Teams, comprising either a Bloodhound, Labrador Retriever, or German Shepherd and their police officer handler. The K-9 Unit is assigned to the Patrol Division and is trained in tracking, building searches, officer protection, drug detection, and apprehension.
The K-9s and their officer handlers completed an extensive training course to be utilized in a law enforcement function. The K-9s reside with the officer and his family. The K-9 Unit is an essential part of the Longwood Police Department and the Seminole County Law Enforcement Community.