Since 2000, the Deer Park Police Department has pursued a proactive, problem solving approach aimed at identifying and resolving crime problems. In addition to operating in a reactive manner to calls for service, each officer has been assigned a specific geographic area within the city for which they are proactively responsible.
These areas of responsibility are referred to as beats, for day and evening shift patrol, and districts for night shift. Each year the calls for service are evaluated along with what type of calls are occurring and the geographical borders of the areas are adjusted, if necessary. Below are the maps currently in use.