The Chesterfield County Police Department is organized into four bureaus and the Office of the Chief of Police.
Office of the Chief of Police
This office includes the deputy chiefs of operations and support, the Finance Unit, the Grants Coordinator, the Homeland Security and Operational Preparedness Coordinator, the Media Liaison and the Office of Professional Standards. The Office of Professional Standards serves as the department's self-policing function; this function is frequently called "internal affairs" in other departments. The Office of Professional Standards also manages policy changes, maintains accreditation standards, conducts audits and facilitates annual department awards.
Uniform Operations Bureau
The Uniform Operations Bureau, commanded by Maj. K.C. Carr, is the department's largest bureau, comprising over 300 officers and supervisors. This bureau is responsible for the department's patrol operations, as well as the Community Policing Program, the School Resource Officer Section, the Canine Section and the Traffic Section. Patrol operations are divided geographically into North and South divisions, and those divisions are further divided into zones and beats.
This bureau, commanded by Maj. Terry Patterson, includes the Criminal Investigations and Special Investigations divisions. Detectives, forensic investigators and supervisors investigate a multitude of crimes against persons and their property, ranging from larceny to homicide.
Administrative Support Bureau
The Administrative Support Bureau, commanded by Mr. Jack Ritchie, manages both the Human Resources and Planning and Information Services divisions. Crime analysis, automation and police records are managed under this bureau.
Operational Support Bureau
This bureau, commanded by Maj. Dan Kelly, serves as a department-wide logistical support network and includes the Police Training division and the Support Services division. The Crime Prevention and Child Safety sections are part of this bureau, as are the Police Property and Evidence and Animal Control unit.