Public safety starts with providing order through the presence of uniformed police officers. As a consequence, the Town of Mount Pleasant’s most visible police service is that of the Uniformed Patrol Bureau. The functions of these officers are varied, and include detecting crimes, responding to calls for service, and perhaps most importantly, interacting with the citizens of our community. This interaction provides strategic problem-solving efforts that are consistent with a community policing perspective.
Because uniformed patrol officers maintain such high visibility, public satisfaction is based largely on how well these uniformed police officers perform while making these critical first impressions. Substantial growth in the Town of Mount Pleasant has impacted the Uniformed Patrol Division in many ways. Police management must constantly adapt to ensure that these first responders arrive in a timely manner and provide the professional police services that have become the cornerstone of the department’s reputation.