|A Shift (Day Shift)||C Shift (Night Shift)||B Shift (Day Shift)||D Shift (Night Shift)|
|SGT. JIM BALDWIN||SGT. MARK HINRICHS||SGT. STEVEN MURPHY||SGT. ROBERT BROOKS|
|NORMA RUST||MIKE DOREMUS||JODY (JOANNE) CRAIG||KELLY SCARLETT|
|BRENT EIGENBERG||TRAVIS BEAHM||KOOB BORGELING||JESSE BARTLES|
|MATT MONROE||LARRY JOHNSON||JERRY ESCH||JOSH FINK|
|LYLE STOVALL||JASON HAASE||D.J. DRAMSE||JOHN ADAMS|
|BYRON GATES||FERRON WAMBOLD||NORMA RUST||KYLE WILLIAMSON|
|CRAIG WALTON||KYLE WILLIAMSON|
|OFFICERS IN TRAINING|
|DARE OFFICER||SRO (SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER)||JOSH ARMON|
|NORMA RUST||BRENT EIGENBERG|
Uniform Patrol is part of the Operations Division under the command of the Operations Captain. Patrol is the backbone of the police department and all other divisions support the activities of patrol. Consequently, the largest portion of the Department's resources is dedicated to patrol functions. Patrol operations consists of a total of twenty-eight sworn officers including: one captain, four sergeants, and twenty-three patrol officers. In addition there are two Reserve Officers who serve the department.
What Patrol Officers Do
Patrol officers respond to the majority of the calls for service. Patrol officers take initial reports and usually work a case through to completion. Detectives are assigned to assist with major or complex cases. Patrol officers also proactively try to prevent crime, and also proactively try to prevent vehicle crashes through traffic enforcement.
Traffic enforcement is often what brings Patrol Officers into contact with citizens. The purpose of traffic enforcement is to reduce crashes, save lives, and save property! Traffic fines do not generate income for the Hastings Police Department or the City of Hastings. It is our goal to reduce crashes by obtaining voluntary compliance with traffic laws.
Tools Patrol Officers Use
The Department currently uses Chevrolet Luminas and Impalas, and Ford Police Interceptors and an Explorer for patrol vehicles. They are all "Police Packages" which means that they have a heavy duty suspension, high-output alternator, and heavier wiring. Nearly all patrol cars are equipped with radar units for speed limit enforcement. Laptop computers can be used in the cars allowing Officers to type reports in the field, and keep computerized log sheets. Some units have in-car video camera systems. Video, as well as audio transmitted from a microphone worn by the officer, are recorded on tape. These tapes provide excellent evidence, especially in DUI cases. The cameras also enhance officer safety.
The Hastings Police Department welcomes citizen and students requests to ride along with a police officer. All participants are required to sign a waiver and assumption of risk form. We request at least 7 days prior notice to the date that you would like to ride so that appropriate accommodations may be made. All applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor crimes.