The Administrative Services Division consists of 4 sworn officers and is commanded by Captain Brad Bishop. The division provides services to the public as well as to the other two divisions of the department while helping meet goals and objectives established by the Chief and other administrators. Captain Bishop was promoted in August and replaced Neil Dale, who transferred to the Patrol Division. Lieutenant Brian Gossard was also promoted in August and replaced Lieutenant Jim Taul, who was transferred to the Investigative Division.
Officers of the Administrative Services Division seldom have involvement with routine police investigations, but the services they provide to the other two divisions are critical for support, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Administrative Services encompasses several aspects of the Lafayette Police Department including, but not limited to:
- Records Section Management
- Property and Evidence Management
- Internal Affairs
- Community Outreach
- Animal Control Management
- School Resource Officer Coordination
- D.A.R.E Officer Coordination
The Division also coordinates the entire hiring process for sworn personnel by working with, and following the guidelines established by, the Police Civil Service Commission.