ENNIS POLICE DEPARTMENT

PATROL DIVISION

    It is often said that patrol is the backbone of any police department, and for the most part, it is a true statement. Patrol officers are responsible for a variety of functions within the police department. The first responsibility of patrol is to respond to calls for service. The type and nature of the call can vary from a simple theft, to a complex and detailed multiple-offender criminal act such as a robbery or burglary. The primary duties of the patrol officer are to care for the injured or victims, to identify any suspects and witnesses to the offense, and to pursue and apprehend the suspects for trial.

        Another function of patrol is traffic enforcement and the investigation of traffic accidents.  Patrol officers attempt to identify areas of frequent traffic accidents and isolate any underlying causes of those accidents. Some of the causes could be driver inattention, driver ability, road design or vehicle and equipment defects. Police have been instrumental in helping identify areas of concern and bringing about improvements to make traveling safer for motorists.

    It is easy to see why patrol is the backbone of the department. The patrol officer is the first contact citizens have with the police department when things go wrong. The patrol officer is usually the first person citizens turn to for advice and direction, and they do help restore order when things get somewhat out of balance. Sounds like our parents were right when they told us as kids... "The policeman is your friend".

   The Ennis Police Department Patrol Division consists of the following officers:

LT. FRED PONTLEY

   
SERGEANT JOE SIFUENTES #610 SERGEANT J. PILLOW #620
CORPORAL KEVIN TULEY #611 CORPORAL DAVID DODD #621
OFFICER #612  OFFICER DON HUDSON #622
OFFICER BRIAN SHAHAN #613 OFFICER JASON McCURDY #623
OFFICER  BRIAN CLARK #614 OFFICER  ROGER COLE #624
OFFICER  ADRIAN HARRIS #615 OFFICER JACOB YRLAS #625
   
SERGEANT  ALAN EDDINS #630   SERGEANT SHERMAN SWAFFORD #640
CORPORAL BRAD SHERRARD #631 CORPORAL JUSTYN WILDER #641
OFFICER DONALD KEMP #632 OFFICER CURTIS FARMER #642
OFFICER JEFF BATES #633 OFFICER DONNIE TRULL #643
OFFICER LANCE WATSON #634 OFFICER CHRIS ASBILL #644
OFFICER CHAD BOLTON #635 OFFICER ROSS JONES #645

updated 10/04/2013