Road Patrol

Lieutenant Jared Blessing oversees this area. The Road Patrol division is the backbone of the Tavares Police Department.  This division consists of up to 32 sworn officers who handle traffic enforcement, accident investigations, K-9, Marine Patrol, and answer calls for service, conduct property checks, and assist with other units within the Police Department.

The Road Patrol division comprises four squads, each encompassing a twelve-hour shift.  An officer works either a 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. shift or a 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. shift.  The squads are called A, B, C, or D.  Additionally, 2 swing shift officers to cover peak demand periods. The Officers work two days (or nights) on with two days (or nights) off. 

A Sergeant supervises each squad.  Each shift also has a Corporal and three officers.