The Paola Police Department Patrol Division is under the command of Captain Chad Corbin and consists of ten full time officers and four supervisors at the rank of Lieutenant or Sergeant. The patrol division is responsible for emergency response, traffic enforcement, and handling of initial criminal complaints from citizens. The patrol division also has one officer, Officer Adam Hale, that is the U.S.D. 368 School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) and instructs the D.A.R.E. program. The SRO and other Patrol Supervisors/Officers can teach other classes as requested.