The Patrol Division of Anacortes Police Department is under the command of Captain John Small. Patrol Officers are the first responders in calls for service. The patrol division is also responsible for traffic enforcement, follow-up investigations, tactical responses and prisoner transports. Anacortes Patrol Officers are divided into three shifts; each headed by a Patrol Sergeant.
In 2010 the Anacortes Police Department responded to 10,528 calls for service.