The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Barney Witt.
The Patrol Division is divided into two shifts, each of which covers a specific block of time within the day. An additional 3rd shift also is established to assist in covering more active times of the day. Established patrol watches are responsible for emergency police and fire response and non-emergency police and fire response to calls for services which occur within the City of Woodway. These areas, or watches, are covered by patrol watches 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Patrol Division has approximately 20 assigned officers with each watch being supervised by a sergeant. The officers on each patrol shift perform all primary police functions, including responding to citizen requests for police assistance, fire control, enforcing criminal and traffic laws, investigating motor
The Public Safety Department’s specially trained K9-Team consists of Corporal Mason and canine Jerry. The K9-Team
completes extensive training, completing weekly training as well as maintaining certificaiton. The K9-Team has developed a reputation for dependability and reliability within the department and in assistance to outside agencies. The department also has donated the K9-Team to area schools for a proactive approach in locating drugs. In addition to local requests, the K9-Team donates their time fulfilling area public relations requests.
Sergeant Khalil El-Halabi is responsible for the Neighborhood Watch Program, Citizens Police Academy, crime and fire prevention activites, and community tours, presentations, and special classes.
If you have any concerns or complaints about crime in the City of Woodway, please contact Captain Barney Witt at (254) 772-4470 or e-mail [email protected]. crashes, investigating criminal activity, taking offense reports and regulating non-criminal conduct.
Within the Patrol Division there are several internal specialized assignments: K9-Team; SWAT Team; Traffic Collision Reconstruction; Field Training Officers; Bicycle Patrol Officers; Community/School Resource Officer; and Drug Recognition Expert.