Patrol Section

The Patrol Section serves as the Police Department's largest section with over 80 sworn personnel. Considered to be the backbone of any police organization, the primary responsibility of the Officers in the Patrol Section is to respond to calls for service (911). Officers also provide a variety of additional services, including: 

  • Accident Investigation
  • Community Problem Solving
  • Emergency and Critical Incident Response
  • Nuisance Crimes
  • Partnerships with the Community
  • Preliminary Crime Scene Investigation
  • Pro-Active Crime Intervention Through Intelligence Led Policing
  • Traffic Enforcement

Ride Alongs

The West Valley City Police Department offers residents the opportunity to ride along in a police patrol vehicle with a police officer during their tour of duty. This provides the chance to be at the scene of police incidents to see exactly how they are handled; ride-alongs also offer those interested in a law enforcement career the chance to see what such a career might involve.

If you are interested in a Police Ride-Along, please complete our online form. You will be contacted by the West Valley City Police Department to finalize your request.

View the online Ride-Along Application.