The largest single component within the Broadview Police Department is the Patrol Bureau. The Patrol Bureau is responsible for responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service from the public, handling special assignments, and proactively addressing community concerns.

The Patrol Bureau is divided into two “pods” of officers who alternate 12 hour shifts in order to provide continuous 24 hour police services. Each shift is supervised by a Sergeant. The number of officers allocated to each shift is based on a staffing allocation formula that focuses on calls for services, and activity levels. In addition, the Village is divided into eight beats, with beat staffing tailored to meet the needs of that particular area.

The Operations Division is overseen by the Operations Commander, who is responsible for all Patrol Officers, their schedule and their performance. Within the Operations Division are the Patrol and Detective Bureaus, supervised by Sergeants. The Division Commander reports to the Deputy Chief, who in turn reports to the Chief of Police.