The Road Patrol division is the backbone of the Tavares Police
Department. This division consists of up to 22 sworn officers, who
handle traffic enforcement, accident investigations, answer calls for
service, conduct property checks and assist with other units within the
The Road Patrol division is comprised of
four squads with 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 referred to as A, B, C or D. The Officers work
two days (or nights) on with two days (or nights) off.
squad is supervised by a Sergeant. Each shift also has Corporal and two
offices. Lt. Paynter oversees the Road Patrol division.