Support Services' purpose is to assist in the fiduciary, administrative, training/recruiting, code enforcement, animal control, communications and fleet maintenance functions of the Police Department.
Support Services is tasked with performing labor tasks to relieve and assist field operations. Each unit within Support Services operates independently of each other due to the division of labor associated with the provided services.
The purpose of Ancillary Services is to provide special functions such as internal affairs and community relations. Although the investigations arm of this bureau is generally reactive, Ancillary Services is generally proactive. In addition, due to the uniqueness of these functions, the Ancillary Services units perform tasks which require specific expertise not normally associated with Support or Field Services. Because of the liability, risk and labor intensive supervision required, this bureau is managed by the Deputy Chief.