| Field Operations|
Field Operations is under the command of two Watch Commanders and 8 Police Sergeants. The Police Sergeants provide direct supervision to 46 police officers, and 4 community services officers assigned to 5 patrol shifts and 2 specialty units.
Field Operations is comprised of the Patrol Bureau and Special Operations Bureau. The men and women assigned to these Bureaus are dedicated to a community involvement philosophy that promotes partnerships within the community and encourages community participation through positive contacts, communications and trust. These efforts produce information that will assist them in solving crime and resolving reoccurring problems, which is essential to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens.
Yolo County Area Law Enforcement Team (ALERT)
The West Sacramento Police Department maintains unit of officers who are selected, trained, and equipped to work as a coordinated team to resolve critical incidents. In accordance with the Yolo County Area Law Enforcement Agreement for an Area Law Enforcement Team (“ALERT Agreement”) these sworn officers from the West Sacramento Police Department have integrated with members of the Davis Police Department in order to establish one of the two regional Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) teams serving the needs of Yolo County. Because of this agreement our SWAT team is referred to as the ALERT team.
The ALERT team is the unit within the police department which has the primary responsibility of responding to critical incidents which are so hazardous, complex, or unusual that they may exceed the capabilities of first responders or investigative units. The position of ALERT team member is a collateral duty which the officers only perform as the need arises. When not training or responding to incidents with ALERT team members perform a multitude of duties from routine patrol to traffic enforcement.
The members of the ALERT team train on high risk tactics every month of the year. During those training sessions officers continue to hone their expertise in such areas as shooting skills, dynamic entry techniques, slow and deliberate searches, chemical agent deployments, team movements, linear assaults, land navigation, "less than lethal" weapons deployments, active shooter responses, hostage rescue, night operations, and physical fitness to name but a few.
Yolo County Bomb Squad
The Yolo County Bomb Squad is multi-agency squad which is responsible for all explosive related issues within the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Yolo County. The squad consists of officers from West Sacramento Police Department and the Davis Police Department. The bomb squad serves as an attachment to the Yolo County Regional ALERT tactical response team. The law enforcement agencies in the county whom do not have members assigned to the squad contribute to the annual operation budget.
Yolo County Narcotic Enforcement Team (YONET)
The Yolo County Narcotic Enforcement Team is a specialty unit to combat illicit drug sales in the Yolo County area. The Team is comprise of at least one member from each local police officer agency. Specifically, there is one member on YONET from each of the following: Woodland Police; Davis Police; West Sacramento Police; Yolo Sheriff; California Highway Patrol; Yolo Probation; Yolo Parole; District Attorney Investigator; and Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.