Patrol Division

The Patrol Division of the New Braunfels Police Department is the largest and most visible division of the agency. Officers assigned to Patrol are the city's first line of defense, providing safety and security to the citizens of New Braunfels.  There are 69 sworn certified peace officers that make up the Patrol Division, which consists of: 

  • 2 Patrol Lieutenants 
  • 13 Patrol Sergeants 
  • 68 Patrol Officers
  • 4 School Resource Officers
  • 6 K-9 officers
  • 1 Traffic Sergeant
  • 4 Traffic Officers
The Patrol Division works around the clock (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) providing trained officers that are capable of responding to any and all emergency and non-emergency calls, including:
  • Calls for crimes in progress
  • Maintaining a police presence to help deter crime  
  • Preliminary investigation of criminal activity
  • Traffic enforcement and investigation of traffic accidents
  • Maintaining public order
  • Identifying hazards and community concerns
  • Making arrests for criminal and traffic offenses, when applicable
Patrol officers are divided into 3 shifts that generally work 10 hours per shift.  Each shift is deployed into geographical areas, or patrol districts, throughout the city.  The New Braunfels Police Department embraces a "Community Policing" philosophy and relies on the general public to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement in their neighborhoods. NBPD encourages residents to call the police department when they see suspicious activity, to request extra patrols, or to meet with officers about their law enforcement-related concerns. 

The NBPD Patrol Division provides essential, basic police services to: 

  • Over 45 square miles of city spanning two counties (Comal and Guadalupe)
  • A population of more than 65,000 residents
  • Tens of thousands of visitors and seasonal tourists
  • Tens of thousands of motorists traveling the I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin daily
  • Two recreational rivers
  • Numerous festive events
  • Commercial and Industrial areas

Specialty Units

  1. K-9 Unit
  2. Crisis Negotiation Team
  3. SRO: School Resource Officer

K-9 Unit

NBPD K-9 with Seized NarcoticsThe New Braunfels Police Department K-9 Unit is assigned to the Patrol Division and a K-9 team is available to patrol officers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The K-9 Unit not only supports NBPD officers, but they are routinely called to assist Federal, State, and other local agencies in the South Texas region.

The New Braunfels Police Department K-9 Unit is staffed with six K-9 officers. Each officer is assigned a K-9 and is responsible for the care and well being of the dog throughout its career.  Each dog  lives with the assigned officer and his/her family.

The current breeds used by the New Braunfels Police Department are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois.  All of NBPD's dogs are trained for dual purposes.  They are trained in the detection of illegal narcotics and they are trained as patrol dogs (which means they are capable of tracking, area searches, building searches, evidence recovery, and criminal apprehension).