Operations Division

Bike Unit

Bike Unit is currently a collateral duty assignment for Officers that is used during special event or task force assignments.

Patrol Operations

Patrol is composed of 4 watches with each watch consisting of:

  • 1 Sergeant
  • 1 Corporal
  • At least 3 Officers

Each Watch works a 12-hour tour of duty, with only 1 watch on duty at time. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Patrol officers performs the primary police function of 1st responders.

Patrol officers often are charged with taking immediate action to safe guard the citizens of Liberal. Patrol may then have the responsibility of following through with the situation to reach a successful conclusion unless it is turned over to a specialized unit.

Reserve Officer Program

Reserve officers are volunteer officers who assist the police department in providing services for special events, critical incidents, security, and patrol.


Under the Command of Captain John McCord, the Operations Division is the largest of the 3 divisions within the Liberal Police Department.