In an effort to provide the best policing, the City of Longview has been divided into two districts with six individual beats:
District A consists of beats 10, 30, and 50
District B consists of beats 20, 40, and 60
There is a Patrol Lieutenant assigned to each district and a specific Patrol Sergeant responsible for each beat. Patrol Officers are assigned to a beat for one year and they work in 8-hour shifts. Overlapping shifts are utilized to ensure complete coverage for the City during shift changes. Assistant Chief Mike Bishop supervises the Operations Bureau. In addition to patrol, Assistant Chief Bishop also supervises the Special Operations Unit.