Melbourne Police Department Organizational Chart
Steve Mimbs is the Chief of Police of the Melbourne Police Department. The Deputy Chief oversees the Operations and Police Services Bureaus. The Commanders oversee the Patrol, Investigations, Support Services, and Professional Standards divisions.
With a strong emphasis on Community Policing, the Melbourne Police Department offers a variety of duty assignments including Patrol, Criminal and Narcotics Investigations, K-9, Selective Traffic Enforcement, and Marine units.
Melbourne officers are able to compete for positions in specialty units upon completion of probation. Specialty units include SWAT, K-9, Dive Recovery Teams, Traffic, and Crisis Negotiations.
The department has 170 Sworn Officers, 68 Non-Sworn Civilian Personnel, 21 Part-Time Crossing Guards, and 6 Reserve Police Officers.
The Operations Bureau is responsible for multiple functions within the Melbourne Police Department:
- Primary response to all calls for police service.
- Investigate all crimes and investigates traffic accidents.
- Maintain high visibility to the public as a crime deterrent.
- Conduct special operations throughout the year.
- Provide extra-duty coverage for community events.
The Traffic Unit consists of motor officers and aggressive driving enforcement officers deployed day and night. The Criminal Investigations Unit is comprised of general and Persons Crimes Detectives, as well as a Special Operations Unit that concentrates on narcotics enforcement. We also have additional specialty units including SWAT, K-9 Unit, Dive Recovery Team, and the Crisis Negotiation Team.
Each patrol car is outfitted with a computer allowing officers in the field to receive real time information on drivers, offenders, and vehicles. Officers also submit written reports via the enhanced Records Management System over the same computer system. Our Officers and Detectives are provided the latest equipment and resources available to increase their performance and effectiveness in law enforcement for the City of Melbourne.
UNIFORM PATROL, NORTH AND SOUTH DIVISIONS
The Commander of this Division is responsible for all patrol functions throughout the City of Melbourne.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of major crimes, vice and narcotic crimes, and follow-up investigation of other felonious crimes. To accomplish its mission to investigate and solve felony crimes, the Division is divided into three focused units. These are Criminal Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, and Special Operations. The division includes 30 detectives and detective supervisors, five crime scene investigators, and other technical and support personnel.
POLICE SERVICES BUREAU
The Police Services Bureau provides the staff and line function of the department with training and logistical support. The bureau includes Information Services, which oversees the Records Section, Communications Center, and the Training Office. It also includes Community Services, which oversees School Resource Officers, our Police Athletic League (P.A.L.), Reserve Officers, Crime Prevention, and Volunteers. The Professional Standards Division is in the Police Services Bureau.
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS DIVISION
The Commander of this Division is responsible for the Public Information Office, Planning and Research, Volunteer Program, Accreditation, and Building Maintenance.
SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION
The Commander of this Division is responsible for Budgets and Purchasing, the Records Unit, the Communications Center, Facilities, Payroll, and Recruiting.