Police Operations


Recognized as the largest and most visible component of our agency, the Tarboro Police Department's Patrol Division consists of 22 sworn uniformed personnel. These officers are distributed among four squads each of which is supervised by a Patrol Sergeant. Subordinate to the Patrol Sergeant is a Patrol Corporal, as well as three to four patrol officers depending on shift assignment. The K9 Unit, Bicycle Unit, and Gang Investigator are attached to these squads also. The primary responsibilities of the Patrol Division include, but are not limited to, responding to calls for service, high visibility patrols, collision investigations and traffic enforcement, and crime control. The Commander of the Patrol Division is Lieutenant Gerald Archer, a 26 year veteran of the agency.