The patrol division is the core and backbone of the Cloquet Police Department. Uniformed officers responded to over eight thousand calls in 2007. They respond twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The Cloquet fire department is the only other city office that serves the citizens of Cloquet in this way.
The patrol division utilizes marked patrol cars as a primary method in responding to calls. Ongoing squad maintenance is a high priority for the department. A squad in good operating condition, regardless of the model or year, is paramount to respond rapidly and efficiently to calls. Well-equipped squad cars with the latest technology, enable officers to handle most tasks performed at a call. The well-equipped squad car and well-trained officer work hand in hand to serve the City of Cloquet.
Police officers receive all training needs annually which is mandated by the Police Officers Standards and Training Board (P.O.S.T.). This is to ensure officers are updated with the latest skills, information, and methods pertinent to their profession.
Officers are utilized at special events either sponsored by the City or other community groups. Some examples of these events are Main Street Merchant Spring Fling, the 4th of July celebration and fireworks, the Labor Day Celebration, the Rod Run and a number of community sporting events.