Patrol Division

The Patrol Division, the largest division in the Twinsburg Police Department, is under the command of Lt. Bob Waltz. Lt. Waltz manages 4 patrol sergeants and 24 patrol officers. The primary duty of these officers is to respond to calls for service that range from life-threatening to service-oriented in nature. The Patrol Division also provides proactive law enforcement services including traffic enforcement and traffic crash prevention activities.

Currently, the Patrol Division operates on 12-hour shifts that run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (day shift) and 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (night shift). There are 2 day shift teams and 2 night shift teams. Officers assigned to the Patrol Division receive a minimum of 40 hours of advanced training each year in areas such as firearms, search and seizure, rapid response tactics, driving, and legal updates.

K-9 Unit

Within the Patrol Division, one officer is assigned to the K-9 Unit. The K-9 Unit currently consists of a German shepherd, K9 Caesar, handled by Patrolman Yamil Encarnacion. K9 Caesar is certified in the State of Ohio as a narcotics / utility dog and is trained to search for illegal drugs as well as tracking, area searches, article searches, building searches, handler protection, and suspect apprehensions.

Metro SWAT

Various members of the Patrol Division serve part-time on Metro SWAT, a multijurisdictional special weapons and tactics team consisting of highly-trained officers from departments located in Summit and Portage Counties

Summit Metro Crash Response Team

Other members are part of the Summit Metro Crash Response Team (SMCRT) who investigate fatal and serious injury traffic crashes within member agency jurisdictions.

US Marshall

Led by the United States Marshal Service, officers serve part time on a multi-jurisdictional task force who’s primary mission is the apprehension of violent fugitives with state and federal warrants. This task force also assists in locating missing and endangered children believed to be in illegal human trafficking.