The Patrol Division is divided into 3 separate watches that are responsible for proving around the clock coverage for the City of Galveston.
The day watch operates from the hours of 6 A.M. – 2 P.M.. Day watch is under the command of Lt. Larry Chambers.
The evening watch operates from 2 P.M. – 10 P.M.. Evening watch is under the command of Lt. Pedro Alcocer.
The night watch operates from 10 P.M. – 6 A.M. Night watch is under the command of Lt. David Torres.
Each watch is further broken down into zones of responsibility, to ensure adequate coverage. The West Patrol area encompasses the geographic areas of Galveston west of 61st street, The East Patrol area encompasses the geographic areas of Galveston east of 35th street, while Midtown encompasses all other areas of Galveston.
Patrol is the largest division of the Operations Bureau with more than 90 of the total 113 allocated commissioned officers of the Galveston Police Department.