Operational Support

The Operational Support Team (OST) consists of 23 employees supervised by Lieutenant Kara Blackwell, and Sergeant Marcus O'Shields.


The Operational Support Team consists of: 

  • Animal Control
  • Communications
  • Court Security
  • Detention
  • Judicial Services
  • Property and Evidence


Other responsibilities include the regulation of tow companies, the issuance of taxi licenses, and the maintenance of the department’s computer systems. These computer systems include Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) and the records management system.

Judicial Services Officer

The Judicial Services Officer provides courthouse security during both traffic court and jury trials. The Judicial Services Officer also is responsible for Property and Evidence.

Detention Area

The Detention area is used to house prisoners for the first 48 hours. It also processes all prisoners before arraignment. Detention personnel are regularly promoted to patrol officers. Working in detention gives supervisors the opportunity to assess these officers before they go out on the road.

Operation Support

The Operation Support team installed cameras in the detention area to help secure the area. Ten cameras were installed and can be observed by several computers throughout the department.