The Patrol Division is the largest unit in the police department. Officers provide day-to-day service to the citizens of Winona responding to calls for service, as well as conducting preliminary investigations and enforcing traffic laws. 

Community Policing Philosophy

Since 1997, the Winona Police Department practices the Community Policing philosophy in order to build ties and form close working relationships with members of the community. This improves officers’ understanding of the community and their ability to problem-solve. Thanks to this effort, crime within the city has decreased.