The Woodbury City Police Proactive Criminal Enforcement Unit (or PACE Unit) is made up of two uniformed Officers. These officers are assigned to the PACE Unit. The PACE Unit is strictly proactive in nature, they do not react to calls dispatched, rather create calls themselves by proactively policing, in an effort to deter and detect criminal activity. The PACE Unit patrols the streets in marked and unmarked police units, targeting “hot spots” during peak crime times. The PACE Unit focuses on enforcing traffic and criminal laws, warrant services, narcotic enforcement, underage drinking, developing criminal investigations and assisting the Detective Bureau with investigations.

The PACE Unit also serves as Community Policing Officer’s working with the community to promote police/citizen relationships. The PACE Unit has a unique relationship with the community, by educating the community on safety/crime prevention, attending all community events, youth events and participating in the Department’s Junior Police Academy.

The PACE Units overall missions is to stop crime before it happens through a proactive policing effort, making the City of Woodbury less appealing to the criminal element while enhancing the quality of life in our community.