The Support Lieutenant is responsible for support functions of the Operations Division, Special Services Division and Professional Standards Division. The Support Lieutenant, Mark Maret, is responsible for Communications, Internal Affairs, General Orders, Personnel & Hiring, Department forms and Computer software and hardware. The Support Lieutenant operates in conjunction with the Department's Records Section and will have direct supervision over the Communications Supervisor and Records Clerks, which includes the Alarm Program and CAD record maintenance.
The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible aspect of the Balch Springs Police Department. The Patrol Division is responsible for the preliminary investigation of calls for service, preliminary investigation of crimes, warrants, and traffic enforcement. Patrol Officers are generally the first contact citizens have with the department. Patrol Officers perform various tasks including neighborhood patrol, traffic enforcement, preliminary investigations of criminal activity and various other duties. The Patrol Division is commanded by the Operations Lieutenant, Billy Walts. In case of emergency please dial 911. All non-emergency calls should be directed to 972-557-6000.
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for investigating criminal cases, which are usually generated by the patrol division. Those assigned to CID are normally selected from patrol and trained in conducting follow-up investigations and interviews, preservation of evidence and filing cases with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. The Criminal Investigations Division is commanded by Lieutenant Mark Maret and is divided into three sections representing persons crimes, property crimes and special investigations.
The Special Services Division is responsible for special areas within the police department. Lieutenant Mark Maret commands the School Resource Officer Program in conjunction with Mesquite Police Department, Neighborhood Services, which includes the CPAAA and the Neighborhood Crime Watch Program. The BSPD also host the Citizens Police Academy twice a year. The Balch Springs Police Department understands the value of people and relationships which is why we offer a number of programs designed to create opportunities for community engagement to build lasting relationships and keep our community safe.