The Patrol Division is under the command of Captain Jim Tilton. Captain Tilton holds a bachelor's degree from Washburn University. He has been with the Emporia Police Department since 1990. Tilton began his career as a patrolman, moved to bike officer, patrol sergeant and presently captain.
Captain Tilton is supervisor for three patrol lieutenants, three patrol sergeants, and 28 patrol officers. With a number of speciality areas ranging from special tactical response, firearms, officer survival, reality based training, community security, and domestic terrorism, Tilton is well qualified to lead the officers in the Division.