The Operations Division is the core law enforcement arm of the Department which supports the growing community and the increased demands for public safety. The Division is responsible for routine patrol services, traffic safety enforcement, forensic science support and criminal investigations.
New Operational Lieutenant
Staff is pleased to announce that Robert Jesse Godfrey has been selected to fill the operational lieutenant position. Jesse served as an Ormond Beach Police Officer for a little over a year in the late 1980's before going to work for Daytona Beach Police Department where he was a lieutenant serving in the Patrol Division. He has served as DBPD's asset forfeiture officer, narcotics detective, patrol sergeant, street crimes sergeant, special investigations sergeant, patrol lieutenant, training lieutenant and narcotics lieutenant. Jesse was also a member of the SWAT team serving as a team member, team leader and team commander.
Jesse holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies. He is also a graduate of Southern Police Institutes Command Officers Development Course (SPI) and a US Army veteran.
In virtually any city, traffic is the subject of most citizens' concerns and complaints. Ormond Beach is no exception. The Traffic Division is a specialized unit that addresses one of the biggest complaints in our city.
The Ormond Beach Police Department Traffic Division consists of five police motorcycle officers, supervised by Sergeant DW Smith. All officers assisgned to the Traffic Division are certified police motorcycle operators, radar and laser speed measurement device operators and traffic homicide investigators. Some of these officers also maintain instructor certifications in those same areas of expertise.
The Patrol Division is the foundation of the Police Department, frequently the first to respond to any type of call for service while taking proactive measures to deter crime in the community. They respond to well over 56,000 calls for assistance each year by thirty nine patrol officers.
Over the years the Department has had several drug detecting K9 units. Former K9 Officer L Rosenthal continues to care for Savannah, a yellow lab who retired from active service in 2009. K9 Dawny, a black lab and her partner Officer J Smith have been in service since 2007, and have proven to be a tremendous assset to the department. K9's and their handlers occasionally assist in education through Outreach Programs such as DARE.
House Watch Program
Ormond Beach Police Department endeavors to give citizens that little extra sense of security even when they are away from home. Through the House Watch program citizens may call 386 677-0731 or come into the Ormond Beach Police Department whenever they are planning vacations or events that take them away from home. A brief questionnaire will be completed to include emergency contact numbers and any caretaker information. During the homeowner's absence, periodic checks will be made to look for any unusual activity. The homeowner then contacts the Police Department upon their return to cancel this service.