The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain William Pereyra.
Patrol is the main function of the Operations Division, and the workhorse of the Marlin Police Department. A sergeant supervises officers assigned to each team. Patrol is typically the first line of contact the public has with the police department. Officers perform their duties utilizing patrol vehicle and foot patrol.
Patrol provides 24-hour response to calls for police service, conducts preventive patrols, enforces traffic laws, conducts preliminary investigations into criminal activity, arrests criminal offenders, and seeks proactive interactions with citizens and groups.
Bias Based / Racial Profiling
Bias based / racial profiling is defined as a law enforcement initiated action (ex. traffic stop, pedestrian stop, detention, search, seizure, issuance of a citation, arrest) based solely upon an individual's race, ethnicity, or national origin, or on the basis of other criteria (ex. racial or ethnic stereotypes) rather than upon the individuals behavior, activity, or other lawful reasons for the law enforcement action.
Marlin Police Officers are strictly prohibited from engaging in bias based / racial profiling. In order to assure the public of the Marlin Police Department's commitment to providing service and enforcing laws in a fair and equitable manner, citizens who believe they have been the subject of bias based / racial profiling may file a complaint with any employee of the Marlin Police Department. They may also contact Chief Hommel or Captain Pereyra at 254-883-9255.