A Captain leads the Patrol Operations Division, with five Sergeants each supervising a squad of officers. The Selective Enforcement Team and K-9 Unit supplement the Patrol Division. Patrol is divided into four squads working two shifts, providing 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A Patrol Sergeant commands each shift.
The Town of Morrisville Police Department is responsible for the enforcement of Municipal Ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes within the limits of the Town's jurisdiction. This is done by providing 24-hour police protection for all residents, visitors, businesses and their property within the community.
The Patrol Units, within the Operations Division, are responsible for answering all calls for service that are criminal and civil in nature, original documentation of all crimes and incidents, traffic enforcement and maintaining high-visibility. Officers work from individual marked police units or bicycle patrol for Community Oriented Policing and have assigned areas within the town.
Uniformed Patrol consists of officers working in squad cars as well as on the Bicycle Patrol. Directed patrol dedicated to traffic consists of uniformed officers focusing on crash investigation, traffic enforcement, and drug investigation and interdiction. A K-9 Officer is specially trained for certain incidents.
Special Operations Response Team (SORT) members are a specially trained unit of officers that respond to special situations that require a tactical response. The members of this team serve double duty working as Uniformed Patrol Officers.