WAYNE POLICE - PATROL DIVISION
The commander of the uniformed patrol division is Captain Mark McGrath.
The first line of defense for the protection of the residents of Wayne, the Uniformed Patrol is divided into 4 platoons who operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Each platoon is comprised of one lieutenant, 2 sergeants and 13 police officers. The officers work twelve hour shifts rotating between days and nights each month. In both marked and unmarked police vehicles, patrol officers are deployed throughout the 9 patrol zones of
Another important part to the patrol division is the Warrant Squad and the Park Rangers.
The Warrant Squad is staffed by 2 sergeants working 12 hour shifts from 12pm to 12am, 7 days a week on a rotating schedule. The Warrant Officer also adjusts his hours as needed and is regularly assigned as Court Officer alternating with Uniformed Patrol and the Traffic Bureau as needed throughout the work week. The officer serves warrants and collects monies for outstanding
1 full-time Civilian Park Rangers and 1 part-time Civilian Park Ranger who work an 8 hour shift from 3pm to 11pm every day. Their duties include enforcing Township park ordinances, including the hours parks are occupied by the public and activities that may occur within the parks. They also check and secure Wayne Township Department of Parks and Recreation facilities and assist with Township programs such as the yearly
The Traffic Bureau has a total compliment of 1 Lieutenant, 1 Sergeant, 7 police officers and a secretary. The Traffic Bureau operates two 8 hour shifts, 7am to 3pm and 3pm to 11 pm, Monday through Friday. Its members are also on call after 11 pm each night and all day Sunday for serious and fatal accidents. During the year, the Traffic Bureau continues to actively enforce both moving and non-moving violations and continues its multi-faceted approach to educational programs conducted by its members. They also perform child car seat inspections by appointments only.
RAPID DEPLOYMENT TEAM
A Rapid Deployment Team of eight highly trained patrol officers are outfitted and equipped to respond to any conceivable emergency. These officers, teamed with R.D.T. members from surrounding towns and counties, can respond to large scale emergencies of any kind, anywhere they are needed in a short period of time.