Patrol Operations Command

About the Division


The Operations Command includes three divisions led by two Captains; Precinct I, Precinct II, and Special Operations. These divisions compose the majority of sworn personnel on the Department. The Special Operations Division includes the:
  • Auxiliary Unit
  • K-9 Unit
  • Marine Patrol
  • Motor Carrier Unit
  • School Resource Officers
  • Search and Rescue
  • Traffic Unit
Additionally, Operations Command oversees the Department's Dive and Mobile Field Force Teams.

About Major Buie


Major James (Danny) Buie joined the Suffolk Police Department in September of 1996. Throughout his career he has worked various assignments to include Uniform Patrol, Special Investigations, Special Operations, Administration and was the first supervisor chosen to lead the Neighborhood Enforcement Team.

During his career, Major Buie has served as a member of the department's SWAT team and is currently its Executive SWAT Officer. Major Buie has attended various law enforcement schools such as the West Point Leadership School, Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) and is a graduate of the 264th session of the FBI National Academy.  
Major James Buie