The Cranston Police Department Uniform Division is the largest division in the department staffed by eighty-three officers. The Uniform Division is the generally recognized as the face of the Cranston Police Department as the officers in this division are the first responders that the public sees when they call for police services. The Division is comprised of three shifts that are managed by two captains, four lieutenants, thirteen sergeants, and sixty-four patrol officers. The Uniform Division is supported by the Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, School Resource Officer Unit, and the Communications Division. The Uniform Division is responsible for patrolling twenty eight square miles and protecting the eighty one thousand residents of the city.