The Patrol Division is the main source of all law enforcement activity. The Division is headed by a Captain, and manned by P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officers. The Patrol Division is responsible for Uniform Patrol, Animal Control, and the DARE and SRO Programs. The Division provides the personnel who make law enforcement, traffic enforcement, and initial criminal investigations possible. Certified instructors train all recruit Police Officers through the Field Training Officer Program. The Police Department is responsible for analyzing trends to prepare for the Department's future needs in the areas of personnel, training, equipment and development to better serve and protect the citizens of Gladstone.
The Investigations Division is headed by a Captain and is responsible for all Criminal and Traffic Accident Investigations and filing charges with the appropriate Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officers are assigned to the Criminal and Traffic Investigation functions of the Division. The Investigations Division is also the Custodian of Property and Evidence for the Department, as well as providing School Crossing guards.