The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible unit within the Police Department. Patrol operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They are the officers seen patrolling Garland neighborhoods and are the first responder to most calls for police service. The Patrol Division dedicates its personnel and material resources to maintaining public order and safeguarding the individual and constitutional rights of all persons.
The Garland Police Bomb Disposal Unit is accredited by the FBI Bomb Data Center as a Type One Team capable of responding to two simultaneous events while utilizing robotics and delivering Large Vehicle Bomb Countermeasures.
The Garland Police Department SWAT Team’s primary mission is to respond to incidents such as barricaded persons, hostage situations and other situations that require special skills, equipment, and training.