Operations Bureau

In an effort to provide the best policing, the City of Longview has been divided into two districts with six individual beats: 
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. In 2018 the department implemented a 4th watch shift which is assigned to work during the busiest portions of the shifts. This allows the Department to work on specialized problems in a specific area at a particular time.  Overlapping shifts are utilized to ensure complete coverage for the City during shift changes.

The Operations Bureau is currently under the command of Captain Ben Kemper.