||OVERVIEW OF BPD|
Like most police departments, Brier Police Department is made up of three general division; Administration, Records and Support Services and Patrol Division. Each has its own responsibility to the department and the community that we serve.
The Administrative Division of the Brier Police Department is responsibility for the overall operations of the department. Headed by the Chief of Police, this is where department policy is determined and the general course of the department.
Records and Support Services
By far the backbone of the department, Support Services is responsible for a majority of the daily operations of the department. Support services has the responsibility for the operations of:
• Traffic Violations
• Records and Evidence
• Licensing and Permits
The Brier Police Department has 7 officers assigned to patrol division. Patrol Officers are the initial responders to calls for service and conduct the initial investigation.
When not conducting criminal investigations, officers of this division proactively enforce traffic violation, aggressively patrol for crime prevention, and provide other various services and assistance to the citizenry of the City of Brier.
The patrol division responds to emergencies 24 hours per day, every day of the week and may be called to assist outside agencies such as Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and the Snohomish County Sheriff.
The reserve unit is comprised of 3 sworn reserve officers. Reserve members must undergo intensive training similar to a full time police officer. The unit's members are entrusted with the same responsibilities as paid staff and are afforded similar on-going training.
Members of the unit are actively involved within the community by providing security during special events, by enhancing the patrol force, and by providing assistance with programs within the community.
The prosecution of all criminal and traffic violation is done by the Brier City Prosecutor. Darrel Johnson has the final decision as to whether a criminal or traffic charge is filed, and what charge will be filed. Once a matter has been investigated, if it is a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, it will be sent to the City Prosecutor. All felonies are prosecuted by the Snohomish County Prosecutor.