Uniform Patrol


Hamlin_072023The Uniform Patrol Division is comprised of men and women dedicated to the safety and security of the citizens of Duluth.  The Division is headed by Captain S. Hamlin. Throughout his tenure, he has predominantly served in patrol, rising from an Officer to the current position of Captain of the Uniform Patrol Division.

Currently, 38 officers work 12-hour shifts, and some do 10 hours shifts, patrolling our city. These officers are split into four shifts. They are on the streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, answering various calls, including traffic accidents, suspicious persons or activity, domestic disputes,  runaway juveniles, thefts, robberies, and many other emergency non-emergency calls.

Included in the Uniform Division is the Special Operations Unit: Special Operations includes K-9, Motors, DUI enforcement, and the new Downtown and Parks patrol using the electric Zero Motorcycle.

The goals of the Uniform Patrol Division include the prevention and deterrence of crime by constant patrol and traffic enforcement, the apprehension of criminal suspects to ensure the safety of our civilian population, and responding to citizen calls for service and assistance. All calls are answered by one of our officers in the Uniform Patrol Division. We are always on duty and willing to help with any situation.

Captain Hamlin can be contacted by calling 770-476-4151 or by emailing shamlin@duluthpd.com

Richardson 09282022The Special Operations Unit, headed by Sergeant Darrise Richardson, is responsible for all traffic-related issues. The unit comprises nine officers who handle many types of calls, including; accidents, road hazards, parking violations, traffic flow, deploying barricades for city events, monitoring areas of traffic complaints, and enforcing traffic laws. The unit comprises two electric Motor officers, two Parks Patrol, three K-9 officers, and two traffic enforcement officers. Each officer has a specialty, but everyone in the unit works as a team to meet the department's needs and keep the citizens safe as they travel through the city. Although these officers are assigned to a specialized unit, they are also used as necessary to meet the needs and demands of the department so that it continues to operate as efficiently as possible.

To report non-emergency traffic concerns, please call 770-476-4151, or email TrafficConcerns@duluthpd.com