Patrol / Special Units

Patrol Division

Our Patrol Division is our largest component of the Plover Police Department with 16 Patrol Officers Supervised by 2 Sergeants. Our Patrol division responds to calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Duties

Typical duties of a patrol officer include residential and business patrols, enforcement of state, local and traffic offenses, investigation of motor vehicle crashes, and responses to calls for service and crimes in progress. Officers conduct patrols in marked and unmarked vehicles, bicycles and occasional foot patrols.

Special Units

UAV Program

The Plover Police Department also operates the Inspire 1 UAV Platform for search and rescue, tactical operations, fire ground oversight, and public relations activities as required.

SWAT

The Plover Police Department works in collaboration with the Stevens Point Police Department and together they form a joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team.

K-9

The Plover Police Department has one K-9 Unit. K-9, Bill, is a German Shepherd/Malinois who was trained at the FMK9 Kennel in Berrien Center, Michigan. Officer Seth Pionke is a certified (NAPWDA) Handler. The department K-9 unit was funded completed by donations reflecting the true testament of the generosity of the entire community.

Tactical Training House

Most patrols officers are Basic SWAT trained and undergoing CIT training, while also holding various instructor level certifications from firearms, DAAT and other police topics. On average Plover Police Officers receive well above average annual training hours while some teach regularly at Mid State Technical College.