Patrol officers are the backbone of any police department. Racine’s Patrol Officers deploy everyday with courage, respect, and integrity. They serve and protect the citizens of Racine and are proud to do so. Racine officers are thoroughly trained and are held to the highest standard. The Racine Police Department has one of the best patrol schedules and offers a wide variety of work assignments.

Patrol Officers work 10.5 hour days, working 4 days on and 4 days off. This schedule allows officers to have a consistent 4 days off every week, allowing them ample time for family, personal activities, and vacations.

Patrol officers can work in a multitude of assignments/units to include those listed below.   

  • FBI Task Force
  • Courts
  • K-9
  • Field Training 
  • Evidence Technician
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Community Policing
  • Honor Guard
  • Training
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Recruiting
  • Crisis Negotiation Unit
  • Mobile Field Force
  • Bicycle Patrol Unit
  • School Resource Officer
  • Drone Operator

Offering a wide variety of assignments allows officers to continually learn and grow in their careers. As officers progress in their careers, promotional opportunities may become available where they can test for the ranks of Traffic Investigator, Investigator, Sergeant, and Lieutenant.