Commander Doug Ernst oversees the Investigations Division. This division investigates all crimes, including misdemeanors not cleared by the Patrol Division and all felonies. The commander is supported by sworn, civilian and volunteer members: one sergeant, six detectives, one IMPACT officer, one crime analyst, one senior office assistant, one property and evidence technician, the victims assistance unit (one coordinator, one victim advocate, 10 victim assistance volunteers), and two citizen volunteers.
Commander Jason Lyons oversees the patrol division. This division responds to emergencies and in-progress crimes; conducts on-scene investigations; writes crime reports documenting incidents; arrests and books criminal offenders; stops traffic violators; patrols assigned areas and checks residential and business areas for illegal activity.
Commander John Anderson oversees the Special Operations Division and is responsible for a variety of specialized units, projects and events such as our animal control, community oriented policing and problem solving unit, community safety volunteers, management of officers assigned to the Douglas County Regional SWAT team, the school officers, special events and our traffic unit.
Commander Tim Gorman oversees the Support Services Division and is responsible for the Communication Unit, Professional Standards, Training & Development and the Records Unit for the department. The division is staffed by 17 civilian and 2 sworn positions.