The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible part of the Little Elm Police Department. The Patrol Division will normally be the first responders to any call for service that is generated and dispatched through the Denton County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center. The Patrol Division generally conducts the preliminary investigation of most calls for service, and if necessary, forwards the reports to the Investigative Division for further follow-up.
The Patrol Division works 12-hour shifts providing complete coverage to the residents of Little Elm 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Marine Patrol. A crew staffs the Town of Little Elm Public Safety Marine Patrol Unit made up of Town of Little Elm Police officers and firefighters. The officers and firefighters serving in Marine Patrol receive specialized training and serve in the unit as an extra-duty assignment when needed. The Marine Patrol Unit is most visible during the summer months and special events on or around the lake.
School Resource Officers. The Little Elm Independent School District and the Denton Independent School Districts have contracted with the Little Elm Police Department to station officers, known as School Resource Officers (SROs) at various schools during the school day. This stems from the desire of both organizations to help make the learning environment as safe as possible for the students, staff, and visitors.
Traffic Division. The Traffic Division is the Little Elm Police Department’s specialized unit that focuses on traffic enforcement, accident investigation, and investigation of hit and run accidents. While traffic enforcement is the primary duty of the unit, they are also responsible for fatality collision investigations, collision reconstruction, reviewing Red Light Camera Violations, investigating hit and run offenses, parades, and special events.
Bicycle Patrol. Increasingly, law enforcement agencies in the Metroplex recognize the many benefits of bicycle patrols, such as increased opportunities for citizen contact and low maintenance costs, are some of the reasons why bicycle patrols appeal to police departments and citizens alike.
About Honor Guard. The Little Elm Police Department Honor Guard was created in November 2005 to represent the Police Department at funeral services for sworn peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.