Interim Deputy Chief Gavin Seiler
Field Services Division Commander
The Wichita Police Department's Field Services Division is comprised of uniformed personnel and is organized into four bureaus. Each of the bureaus (Patrol North
, Patrol South
, Patrol East
, and Patrol West
) operates out of a patrol substation located in their assigned quadrants. This enables rapid response to emergency calls for services and provides easier citizen access to services. In addition each Patrol Bureau is responsible for delivering law enforcement services through the community policing philosophy.
Also assigned to the Field Services Division are four SCAT units which are the enforcement teams of community policing. The Field Services Division has seven School Resource Officers assigned to area high schools to work as liaisons between the Board of Education and the Wichita Police Department.
The latest moves toward community orientated policing has been a combined and concentrated effort between the neighborhoods, businesses and the police department to address the prostitution problem and to continue to increase the quality of life for our citizens. Plus the Wichita Police Department has partnered up with the Kansas Department of Corrections and is taking an active role in the Sedgwick County Re-entry Program.