The Patrol Division comprises officers responsible for patrol and traffic management-related functions. Patrol officers are the first responders for citizen requests for assistance and are motivated toward prevention and minimization of harm. Patrol encompasses many specialized units that help accomplish this mission.
The K9 Unit provides support for patrol officers and detectives by searching for suspects, drugs and other property and evidence.
The Motorcycle Patrol is responsible for traffic enforcement citywide.
The Traffic Section provides the department with specialized traffic control capabilities, including commercial vehicle enforcement.
School Resource Officers
School resource officers provide a safe learning environment for students and a safe teaching environment for professional staff of the McKinney Independent School District and some schools in the Allen, Frisco and Prosper Independent School Districts. McKinney schools include: McKinney High, McKinney North, McKinney Boyd, Sonntag, Mooneyham, Elliott. Other schools include Scoggins Middle School Scott and Ogle Elementary (Frisco ISD), Lois Lindsey (Allen ISD) and Baker (Prosper ISD.)
The Honor Guard represents the McKinney Police Department, its officers and families at police funerals, parades and other ceremonial occasions. We assist all officers and their families during emotional duress from the loss or debilitating injury of their loved one.
The SWAT Team functions as a mobile, flexible force for special police problems that require a highly trained, specially equipped and disciplined unit. Special problems that may require a SWAT Team response include civil disturbances, surveillance, security details, fugitive apprehension, high-risk search warrants and special assignments from the Chief of Police.
The Hostage Negotiations Team responds to incidents in which negotiation with an offender is needed for the safe release of hostages and for the resolution of an incident. These incidents may involve hostages, barricaded persons or suicidal persons. The primary goal in any incident is the unharmed release of all hostages. Where there are no hostages, and no other citizens or police are in jeopardy, our objective is to have the individual submit to law enforcement personnel without incident.
The Quartermaster keeps track of McKinney Police Department assets and inventory - uniforms, equipment, weapons and badges and much more. Part of the job is to work with vendors, researching the best value for the most effective equipment. The Quartermaster makes sure all officers are equipped in a similar way, that equipment and uniforms get into the right hands and that there is enough of each item for department needs.