The majority of officers within the Durant Police Department are assigned to the Patrol Division. Officers within this division are the uniformed officers typically seen patrolling the streets and responding to calls for service. The duties of a patrol officer are extensive and include things such as enforcing local/state laws, responding to calls for service, apprehending criminals, crime prevention, and many more. In 2010 the Durant Police Department responded to 19,485 calls ranging from noise complaints to homicide. In 2013 the number increased to 21,243 calls for service.
Upon completion of the 17 week Police Training Officer program, new officers are assigned to the Patrol Division. Officers within this division work five, 8-hour shifts (40 hours per week), and rotate shifts every 4 months. This allows each officer to work 4 months on day shift, evening shift, and night shift throughout the year. Officers within the Durant Police Department may have to attend additional training, testify in court, or any other numerous required activities outside the typical 40-hour work week.