Uniform Bureau

The Uniform Bureau is commanded by Deputy Chief Mark Rusin who is responsible for providing direct police services to the public. These services include street patrol, traffic control and enforcement, responding to calls for service, emergencies, and community oriented policing operations. The Bureau is comprised of the following Divisions.

Animal Cruelty Division

The Animal Cruelty Division is a team of Officers who respond to animal cruelty complaints, investigate cases of animal abuse or neglect, and handle reports of animal fighting. The division of animal cruelty is housed within the Public Safety Building. Officers who work in this division are also assigned to work on Patrol. 

Phone: (315) 442-5336

Patrol Section

  • Responds to all calls for police services.  
  • Conducts thorough preliminary investigation of all offense.  
  • Conducts follow-up investigations in cases where responsibility is not yielded to another Division/Section.   
  • Apprehends offenders and recovers stolen property.   
  • Enforces laws and regulations.   
  • Conducts crime prevention and suppression activities.   
  • Maintains close liaison with the community and fosters positive police community relations.


SIRP Section

The School Information and Resource Program is a group of detectives assigned to the City of Syracuse School District. Detectives are responsible for all police matters within their assigned schools. They make class presentations, conduct security checks, and work with various school groups and clubs. 

Phone: (315) 442-5200

Traffic Section

The Traffic Section is a pro-active traffic enforcement component of the Department. The Traffic Enforcement Section was reorganized to Division status in 2002 and is responsible for enforcing New York State Laws and City of Syracuse Ordinances governing vehicles and traffic.

Phone: (315) 442-5130