HPD has a fixed beat system. With a fixed beat, officers work just one beat and can address issues within their beat area long term. Our goal is for the citizens in their area to get to know their beat officers and for officers to take more ownership over their beats. Officers will switch from days to nights and nights to days every four months, you will see that switch in April. However, they will remain assigned to the same beat. If you see your beat officer out and about, and there is time, chat them up!