The Administrative Bureau is commanded by the police chief. The Community Service, Patrol, and Support Services bureaus are currently commanded by the Assistant Chiefs. In the absence of a Bureau Commander, the police chief will designate a bureau commander. A bureau commander is the highest ranking officer who commands or controls a bureau.
A division is a smaller component within a bureau, having more specific areas of function. A division is currently commanded by a police lieutenant, but may be commanded by a higher-ranking person. Divisions may contain units. Authorized divisions include:
Criminal Investigations Division;
Internal Affairs Division;
A division Lieutenant is the highest-ranking person who commands or controls a division. Some divisions may have the same commander.
A unit is a smaller component of a division whose members perform a very specific and separate function within the division. A unit is normally commanded by a police sergeant or a civilian equivalent. A unit commander is the highest-ranking person who commands or controls a unit. Authorized units include: