The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible division within the Hays Police Department. The police officers assigned to the Patrol Division are the city's first line of defense, providing safety and security to the citizens and visitors of our community. The Patrol Division maintains a uniform presence 24 hours a day by providing our citizens with highly trained officers capable of responding to any emergency or crisis within minutes, as well as non-emergency calls. The Patrol Division is commanded by Lieutenant Brandon Wright and Lieutenant Tim Greenwood, who supervise four shifts of seven certified police officers. Each shift is led by a Patrol Sergeant, who serves as the on-duty supervisor when their shift is working. Shifts rotate from working day shift to night shift every four months. Special shift assignments can be created to cover high volume call times.