City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington, Whidbey Island's Premier Waterfront Community

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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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The Patrol component – under the supervision of the Captain - consists of a total of 16 positions:

  • 4 Patrol Sergeants
  • 12 Patrol Officers


Patrol Squads: The largest individual compo­nent within the Department, the Patrol Squads are composed of sixteen full-time positions - four Patrol Sergeants and twelve Patrol Officers. Each Sergeant su­per­vises a team of three officers. Their respon­sibilities include responding to primary (emergency) and secon­dary (routine) calls for service, investigating reports of criminal activity, enforcing traffic laws and fulfilling their community caretaking responsibilities by assisting the public, as best they can, by responding to requests for assistance in matters such as public speaking and educational events, stranded motorists, answering ques­tions about the legal system and many other examples too numerous to detail.



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