The Uniform Division is primarily responsible for responding to calls for service and patrolling the community. It is comprised of three patrol shifts, the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), the Crime Interdiction Unit (CIU), and the Community Response Unit (CRU). Shifts respond to all emergency and non-emergency calls for service 24 hours a day and conduct proactive patrols throughout the community.
There are three patrol shifts: day, evening, and morning
- Day shift begins at 7 a.m.
- Evening shift begins at 3 p.m.
- Morning shift begins at 11 p.m.
Officers assigned to the three patrol shifts are responsible for responding to calls for service, investigating accidents, patrolling the city's zones, and resolving complaints.
Civilian prisoner transport officers ferry people who are arrested from the scene of a crime to a jail facility. They also assist the Marietta Municipal Court by transporting incarcerated persons to and from court appearances.
Community Response Unit (CRU)
CRU is responsible for coordinating community-based programs, including the citizen's, pastor's, and media academies, Community Outreach Police Services (COPS) areas, and Police Explorers. School resource officers are also assigned to CRU each works with Marietta Board of Education to ensure safe schools and help students learn and grow in a crime-free environment.
Crime Interdiction Unit (CIU)
The Crime Interdiction Unit (CIU) was formed in 1993 under a grant from the Marietta Housing Authority. CIU started as a street-level drug unit that worked primarily in the housing projects. Through the years, CIU has changed and expanded to meet the needs of the community. Today, CIU work to reduce street-level drug crime and gang crime through surveillance operations, stakeouts, and stings.
If you have any drug or criminal activity complaints, please call our Tip Line at 770-794-6990.
The mission of the Marietta Police Department K-9 Unit is to provide highly trained officer teams who serve both the officers of the Marietta Police Department and citizens of Marietta. These highly-trained police animals can track lost people, fugitive criminals, and articles such as drugs and guns. The K-9 teams are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operate throughout the city.
Public Safety Ambassadors (PSAs)
PSAs will handle many low-risk administrative functions currently carried out by police officers. This will allow police officers to spend more proactive time in the neighborhoods and business districts of Marietta. Some examples of duties PSAs will handle include but are not limited to:
- Reports of lost or found property
- Disabled vehicles
- Abandoned vehicles
- Crime scene evidence collection
- Private property accidents which do not require a physical arrest
- Harassing and/or obscene phone calls
- Traffic control
- Assisting with missing person searches
Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)
STEP is responsible for investigating fatal and serious injury traffic accidents as well as hit and run accidents. Officers assigned to the STEP unit work varying hours and days to respond to specified needs of the community.