Patrol operations are divided into 3 eight hour shifts. The city is divided into two geographic areas (North and South) with Miller Road as the dividing line. The north 3 sectors and the south area has 2 sectors. Each sector has districts and beats within each district that are manned by patrol officers. Patrol officers are distributed to each of three shifts based on workload and provide professional service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to the citizens of Garland.