The Operations Division is the largest within the Arcadia Police Department and is commonly referred to as the "backbone in law enforcement." The Division is primarily responsible for daily field operations, including patrol duties and interaction with the public.
Captain Roy Nakamura began his command of the Operations Division in October of 2019. Captain Nakamura brings extensive years of experience to the unit having worked numerous assignments in both Patrol and Administration throughout his career. Prior to joining the Administration Office, Captain Nakamura served as Watch Commander for Team 2, and before that he served as the Commander of the Detective Bureau.
The Operations Division is comprised of several sections, which provides specialized services for the agency. These section include: Patrol including Officers and Watch Commanders, S.W.A.T., Force Training Unit (FTU) and Field Training Officers (FTOs), Reserve Officer Program, and the Traffic Enforcement Bureau, which comprises parking control.
The Operations Division responds to various calls for service received from the community, conducts preliminary investigations of criminal offenses, prepares police reports, provides high visibility patrol to reduce crime, participates in traffic education and enforcement programs, and coordinates parking enforcement. Patrol team officers also conduct special enforcement actions to combat violations such as alcohol sales to minors, street drug activities, and disorderly conduct.
Patrol Operations Division Commander
The Administration Division's primary purpose is to provide essential support for the basic operation of other sections in the Department and to properly maintain the police facility. Captain Paul Foley took command of the Division in 2016. Previously, he was the Commander of the Patrol Division since 2011. The Division is comprised of several sections, which provides specialized services to the agency. These sections include Investigations (Detective Bureau), Crime Analysis, Laboratory/Property and Evidence, Records Bureau, Jail Operations, Dispatch, Community Affairs, Personnel and Training, Youth Services, Cadet Training Program, Explorer Program, Communications, Volunteer Services, and Facility Maintenance.
View the Administration Division in the Arcadia Police Department's Organization Chart.
Captain Paul Foley
Regular Work Days: Monday - Thursday (7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)