The Cookeville Police Department’s Patrol Division’s primary function is the prevention and deterrence of criminal activity operations. Patrol officers typically operate in a motor vehicle, although they can respond on foot, bicycle, or motorcycle. Patrol Division officers are responsible for order maintenance and problem solving in Cookeville. Officers in the Patrol Division are the most visible symbols of Cookeville’s Police Department, and this division is considered the foundation on which other police services are delivered. The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Mike Lee.
The Patrol Division also encompasses the Special Operations Group (SOG), which includes Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), Canine (K-9), and the Traffic Division.