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Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is the largest unit within the Green River Police Department, with the strength of two captains, four sergeants, 4 corporals, and 10 officers.

The Patrol Division is led by a Joint Captain task force who are committed to providing our community with the highest level of professional law enforcement service.

Green River patrol officers work 8-hour shifts and are assigned to geographical areas of responsibilities commonly referred to as beats. 

Service Calls & Investigations

Police officers assigned to the patrol division respond to approximately 15,000 calls for service each year and complete preliminary investigations into all crimes occurring in the City.


The Patrol Division is referred to as the backbone of the police department because these uniform officers are responsible for the 24 hour-a-day task of responding to calls for service, preventing criminal activity, conducting preliminary criminal investigations, apprehending criminals, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, and community interaction. In addition to traditional criminal and traffic enforcement responsibility, the Patrol Division also provides other helpful community services including:

  • Responding whenever an ambulance is dispatched and many times administering basic first aid or CPR prior to the ambulance's arrival
  • Providing house checks by request for people out of town
  • Provide nightly security checks of schools and local businesses
  • Checking on the welfare of senior citizens
  • Delivering emergency messages
  • Providing bank escorts for businesses

Special Services

The City of Green River has provided the resources, training, and equipment that allow the patrol division to provide other special services to the community like:


The officers of the Green River Patrol Division are some of the most visible and well-trained representatives of local government who are "Working Together to Serve You Better." View employment opportunities.

Captain Shaun Sturlaugson   307-872-6177
Captain Janet Kauchich         307-872-6183

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