Uniform Services

The Uniform Services is the largest division in the police department.  It consists of two units: Uniformed Patrol Division and Special Operations Division.  The Special Operations Division is made up of multiple units: Traffic Enforcement, Canine, Crime Suppression, Crime Prevention, Court Security and the Lawrenceville Police Honor Guard.  

The Patrol Unit operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is made up of four 12 hour shifts.  The Patrol Division handles all calls for service and proactively patrols the city to deter criminal activity and ensure the overall safety of our residence and its visitors. 

Traffic Enforcement
The Traffic Enforcement Unit functions as a support to our patrol, by handling most motor vehicle traffic accidents. Throughout their shift, they also focus on the reduction of traffic related violations and assist the crossing guards during school drop-off and release hours.  The unit is also home of the Lawrenceville Police Motor Unit, which is a highly recognized Motor Unit throughout the State of Georgia.

Police Canine
The Police Canine Unit is also a highly recognized unit, which consists of three officers and their respective canine partners.  They provide support to our patrol division, as well as surrounding departments in need of their services.  Each canine is specially trained and certified in the detection of narcotics and patrol (tracking, evidence recovery, etc.).  Along with their handler, they must re-certify annually to ensure proper technique, obedience and performance.

  1. Philip Byers Email Captain Byers

    Captain Uniform Services Bureau

    Captain Phil Byers began his career as a Police Officer with the Lawrenceville Police Department in July of 1993.  Prior to his employment with the Lawrenceville Police Department, Captain Byers began his career in 1990 becoming a Deputy with Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Bobby Plunkett.  During his career with the Lawrenceville Police Department, he has worked in Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Special Operations as a Motorcycle Officer, DUI Task Force Officer, K-9 Officer and is an Accident Reconstructionist.  Captain Byers was promoted to Sergeant in 2000 and promoted to Lieutenant in 2006.  In 2018 he was appointed to Captain of the Uniform Services Bureau and assumed command of the Support Services Bureau in 2019.   Captain Byers has a Batchelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration.  He has earned several certifications from the Georgia Peace Officers and Standards Training Council to include Advanced and Intermediate Certifications, Supervision and Management Certifications, General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Motorcycle Instructor, and Taser Instructor.  Captain Byers has also completed the University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute Management Development Program.  Captain Byers is a member of the Georgia Chiefs of Police Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.