The Erie Police Department Patrol Division is the largest and most visible division within the Erie Police Department. It is compromised of 110 uniformed officers. The men and women assigned to the Patrol Division are the “front line” of law enforcement 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Patrol Officers respond directly to the public’s calls for service and are directly responsible for the protection of life and property, prevention of criminal activity, preliminary investigation of offenses reported by the public, apprehension of criminal offenders, investigation of traffic accidents, enforcement of Pennsylvania vehicular and criminal statutes and continuous preventative patrols of the City of Erie.
Patrol Officers wear dark blue uniforms bearing the City Of Erie police patch on both shoulders. Patrol Officers are assigned zones or specific areas to patrol and answer calls for service within the City of Erie.
Most of the Patrol Officers work rotating shifts. They will work third shift for one month, second shift for one month and first shift for one month. Each shift has two starting times which are one half hour apart. This is done to ensure that there are always officers on patrol to answer calls for service.
Questions and concerns regarding the Patrol Division can be forwarded to: