Responsible for the response to all emergency and non-emergency calls for service, the Patrol Division is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Among many things, Patrol Officers provide control during major incidents, investigate crashes, compose reports, conduct preliminary investigations, traffic enforcement, and being highly visible while patrolling neighborhoods.
Each Patrol Shift is supervised by a Patrol Sergeant and the division is supervised by Lieutenant Hayden Godeaux.
Lt. Hayden Godeaux is a 2008 graduate of Church Point High School. While attending the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Lt. Godeaux began his law enforcement experience as a Student Officer with the university's police department and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in social and behavioral sciences.
Lt. Godeaux then joined Scott Police Department in March of 2012 during which he was awarded Officer of the Year in 2013. Rising through the ranks, Lt. Godeaux was promoted to Field Training Officer, Sergeant, and a patrol shift supervisor in 2014.
In 2016, Lt. Godeaux was again promoted as the Uniform Patrol Division Commander and Manager of the Field Training and Evaluation Program where he served until November 2020. He was assigned as the Administrative Supervisor until June 2023, where Lt. Godeaux was assigned back as the Uniform Patrol Division Commander.