Patrol Operations

Patrol duties are probably considered the most important aspect of police work. The presence of police throughout the public sector aids in the prevention and detection of crime as well as reducing accidents and ensuring compliance with state and local laws.

The Town of Brookfield Police Department provides 24-hour coverage to its citizens and community. The department operates three shifts daily (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

Patrol officers operate marked police vehicles and patrol residential and business areas of the town. These patrol vehicles are equipped with the essential tools of everyday modern policing. The Town of Brookfield prides itself in providing cutting edge technology and equipment for its police officers to do their jobs.

The Town of Brookfield Police Department and the Town of Brookfield Fire Department are dispatched by the Waukesha County Communications Center (WCC). WCC provides police and fire dispatching for several communities in Waukesha County.

For further information on our dispatch center, visit:

Waukesha County Communications (WCC)

Bicycle Patrol Officers

Our agency joined with the many other agencies across the nation in the effort to promote this effective “beat” aspect of community policing.

Our Bike Patrol currently has trained officers who participate in the program. These officers conduct many productive services such as:

  • Continuing public relations
  • Patrol of public lots and parks
  • Neighborhood patrol
  • Conduct children’s bike safety courses at local organizations
  • Speed enforcement
  • Parking enforcement

The Bike Patrol is a well received and motivated member of the patrol operations of the TBPD and it will remain so for years to come.

Drug Recognition Expert Officers (DRE’s)

Our agency has select officers certified as Drug Recognition Experts (DRE’s). DRE’s are highly skilled, highly trained experts trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than or in addition to alcohol. They are further trained in documenting and testifying in court to support their evaluation.


All major investigations are led by a department detective.


  • Robberies
  • Burglaries
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Deaths
  • Internet Crimes
  • Crimes Against Children
  • White Collar Crimes

Evidence Technicians 

The police department specially trains select officers to become our field evidence technicians. Field evidence technicians respond to process major crime scenes. These officers are specially trained in collecting, handling, and storing evidence. They also receive advanced training in crime scene photography.


Department Training Instructors

Specially selected officers train to become department training instructors in a variety of areas of instruction; including Firearms, Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT), Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), Vehicle Contacts, General Instructor.

Field Training Unit

The Town of Brookfield Police Department specially trains select officers to become “field training officers.” These field training officers are responsible for training newly hired officers in the department. They also participate in the recruitment and selection process for the hiring of new officers.

The field training process is a nationally accepted training process designed to assist police academy graduates make the transition from the classroom environment to the application of learned skills in, “field situations.” 

The field training process is intended to provide new officers with instruction, direction, supervision, guidance, and experience to assist them in applying critical skills as a law enforcement officer.

Specialized Training

The department encourages officers to continue with ongoing education and specialized training as part of their career development. Every officer participates in a minimum of 24 hours of training each year. The department provides ongoing training in the following areas:

  • Firearms
  • Use of Force
  • Legal Updates
  • Vehicle Contacts and Driving
  • CPR/AED First Responder 
  • De-escalation Training
  • Daily Training Bulletins (DTBs)

Other areas of specialized training officers have received

  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
  • Supervision of Police Personnel/Leadership
  • Police Staff and Command
  • Evidence Technician
  • Field Training Officer
  • Bicycle Officer
  • Instructor Certifications
  • Accident Investigation
  • Investigator 
  • Incident Command
  • Community Policing and Problem Solving
  • Other certifications
  • Other seminars and conferences