The Patrol Division of the Prince Albert Police Service responds to approximately 36,000 calls for service annually. The core function of patrol is to respond to public service requests, collection of data and preservation of evidence. Patrol is also responsible for the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws, the apprehension and prosecution of violators, the investigation of criminal and other offenses and other matters that work towards the protection of life and property, the preservation of peace and the prevention of crime.
There are four platoons that work on a shift rotation to provide 24 hour coverage of the city. They are identified as A, B, C, and D platoons. Each platoon has a Staff Sergeant and Sergeant as NCO's in charge of constables that respond to calls for service.
The City of Prince Albert is divided into 5 zones, or areas, denoted as the Downtown area, West Hill, East Hill, West Flat, and East Flat; these areas are divided by the natural boundaries and arteries. Patrol cars assigned to these areas respond to the calls for service.