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 Downtown Patrol Officer


​The Downtown Patrol Officer acts as a liaison between the downtown community and the department and is assigned to patrolling and handling dispatch calls within the downtown area. In addition, they coordinate security for Downtown Salisbury's Night Out events.  

The Downtown Patrol Officer works as a liaison officer between the downtown business owners and the Salisbury Police Department. It is the responsibility of the Downtown Patrol Officer to enforce laws and respond to calls for service. He also has the responsibility to work as a liaison between other City and County offices and the Police Department. Hours are dictated by the demand for service. They are usually daytime business hours but can be flexed to accommodate other activities such as a burglary assignment or a planned gathering.

The Downtown Patrol Officer is a community-oriented police officer at its best. It is imperative that he is known by name to the majority of the business owners and their employee’s. The downtown liaison officer must familiarize himself/herself with other issues such as our parking ordinances and local codes. 

For the most part, the Downtown Officer, patrols on a Segway. This mode of travel is most efficient and practical considering the high volume of traffic in the downtown area.