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Picayune Police
328 South Main St.
Picayune, MS 39466

601-798-7411 Ph
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City of Picayune






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Patrol Commander

Captain Chad Dorn


     The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Chad Dorn. It is the uniformed component of the police department that performs the primary function of patrol duty - accounting for the largest number of the Department's sworn officers.

     Exemplifying the true pride and tradition of the Department, the Patrol Division is marked by a philosophy of teamwork. The bureau's patrol function, in its simplest terms, is the prevention and deterrence of criminal activity and the provision of day-to-day police service to the community. The work performed by officers of this division is massive in its scope. Their mission is to protect life and property, to prevent and suppress crime, and to preserve the public order, all in the effort to maintain a safe and pleasant environment for the citizens of our community. These are the officers who are most likely the first to respond to any call for service. They quell disturbances, write reports and conduct preliminary investigations regarding criminal activity, investigate traffic accidents, and apprehend violators of state and local laws, among other things. Unlike departmental members assigned to specific tasks, the uniformed patrol officer must be knowledgeable and proficient at a variety of tasks. Practicing the concept of community oriented policing, the uniformed officers are highly trained in recognizing neighborhood concerns in addition to criminal activity. Officers assigned to this division are the most visible symbols of all city services and are considered the foundation on which other police services are delivered. 

     Officers typically are assigned to a particular shift (days, swing or nights) all of which are 12 hours shifts. Each of these shifts provide coverage of the city in five beats which allow for a blanketed coverage and quicker response times. Each shift is comprised of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Patrol Officer. The Patrol Division also has two DUI officers who patrol during peak hours to strictly enforce the states DUI laws. 

Captain Chad Dorn can be contacted by e-mail at cdorntraffic@bellsouth.net or by telephone at (601) 798-7411 ext. 112. 







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