The Field Operations division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the University Police Department, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Field Operations division consists of 15 sworn police officers who fall under the direction of Captain Melissa Perkins. Patrol officers are first responders to all emergencies on campus and are the first line of defense against crime on campus. When they are not out on a call for service, officers patrol the campus streets, buildings, residence halls and other property owned or controlled by the university. The patrol officers are responsible for conducting preliminary investigations related to offenses that have occurred on campus. For more information on the Field Operations Division or to ask a specific patrol related question, contact Capt. Melissa Perkins (361-825-3791).