The Helena Police Department Patrol Division is organized as the primary call response unit of the department. The Patrol Division officers complete the initial investigations into most criminal and traffic cases.

The Patrol Division officers are expected to respond in a timely manner to dispatched calls for service, to be aware of and aggressively pursue traffic and criminal offenses as they are discovered during the course of normal patrol.  Patrol Division officers are proactive in formulating solutions to policing problems within the community.

The Patrol Division officers are the most visible and recognized employees of the department and are largely responsible for cultivating the positive image of the department.