The uniformed Patrol Division is responsible for emergency and non-emergency response to calls for service within the City of Eau Claire. The Patrol Division is comprised of 54 patrol officers, one Patrol Investigator, ten Sergeants, three District Commanders and one Deputy Chief of Patrol. Civilian Community Service Officers are responsible for parking enforcement and animal-related issues and also assist with fleet service transport and courier duties.
The city is comprised of 3 districts: North, South, and West. Each patrol district has a District Commander, three Sergeants, and several officers assigned to it. Several neighborhoods exist within each district. There are also numerous different positions within the patrol division to include K9 Officers and Patrol Investigator.
The Patrol Division serves as a resource for the citizens of Eau Claire.Throughout the year, officers will be contacting citizens within neighborhoods and organizing meetings. Please take the opportunity to attend one of these meetings and get to know the officer(s) assigned to your neighborhood.
The Police Department has two K-9 handlers, each assigned a designated canine partner. Our K-9 units are cross-trained to do patrol work and drug detection. Uses for K-9 include tracking of individuals, building searches, and drug detection. The K-9 lives with the officer/handler and they work and train together regularly.
K-9 dogs are very well trained and very well controlled by their handler. The dogs are also very friendly when not working and doing community presentations such as:
- How they perform narcotics detection
- The different ways that suspect location and apprehension can be done
- Their abilities for search and rescue of missing persons
- Ways they are able to provide for increased public and officer safety on a daily basis
Our K-9 dog (and handler) enjoy doing these public presentations as it helps the community understand the wide range of positive service functions that a K-9 dog is able to provide. Requests should be directed to the Deputy Chief of Patrol at (715) 839-6060.
In 2006 the K-9 Fund was started as the Eau Claire Police Department had a need for additional K-9 dogs, however, no traditional government funding options had been available to expand this program.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Eau Claire Police Department K-9 Fund, click here: http://www.eccommunityfoundation.org/donations.phtml
(Specify you are donating to the Eau Claire Police Department K-9 fund)