Lieutenant Charles St. John
Lieutenant Chris Bittner
Lieutenant Patrick Welch
The patrol division, which falls under the Office of the Deputy Chief Operations and Special Services, is the largest section of the Greece Police Deparment and is commanded by Deputy Chief Casey Voelkl. This section contains 3 Lieutenants, 9 Sergeants, and approximately 60 road patrol officers all divided between 2 precincts and 3 platoons. The 44 square miles which make up the town are subdivided into 7 patrol sectors.
In addition to basic road patrol functions, most officers are involved in specialized units such as evidence technician, rifle team, traffic enforcement, school resource officer, DWI enforcement, motorcycle unit, bicycle unit, ATV unit, and snowmobile unit.
The first platoon runs from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and is supervised by Lieutenant Charles St. John. 3 Sergeants and 18 patrol officers help keep the town safe while its residents sleep.
The second platoon starts at 6 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. and is supervised by Lieutenant Chris Bittner. Much like the first platoon, 3 Sergeants and 17 patrol officers help not only to keep the residents protected, but the thousands of people who commute to Greece for employment.
The third platoon begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. and is supervised by Lieutenant Patrick Welch. 3 Sergeants and 25 patrol officers make up the busiest shift in the department. In addition to 3 dedicated traffic enforcement officers, there is a police officer assigned to the Greece Ridge Center Mall.
Road patrol also takes part in special Monroe County and New York State grants such as:
- S.T.E.P. (Special Traffic Enforcement Patrol)
- B.U.N.Y. (Buckle Up New York)
- A.C.T. (Alcohol Control Taskforce)
- STOP DWI
- NYS Tobacco Compliance
- Safe Kids (car seat inspections)