Under the direction of the Chief of Police, and with an authorized strength of four, Command Officers are responsible for the oversight of the daily operations of the agency which are divided into two divisions; Operations and Administration. The Leland Police Command component consists of a Lieutenant, an Operations Sergeant, an Administration Sergeant, and an Auxiliary Police Lieutenant. The Leland Police Command Officers undertake the responsibility of oversight in the following areas:
- Internal Affairs
- Grant Acquisition and Administration
- Research, Training, and Development
- Personnel Administration
- Records Management
- Budget Planning and Fiscal Responsibility
- Auxiliary Police Program
- Fleet and Equipment Maintenance
- Property Control
- Information Technologies
- Special Details
- School Liaison
While the categories above are assigned to a respective Division, due to the small size of the agency, Command Officers often find themselves handling matters in both divisions for reasons of practicality. Under a delineated span of control, however, Lt. Wheeler assumes primary overall responsibility for both the Administration and Operations Division's. Sgt. Belmonte is currently assigned to the Operations Division and Sgt. Wallis is currently assigned to the Administrative Division. Auxiliary Lieutenant Gilbert has oversight of the Auxiliary Police program and reports under the Administration Division.
The Command Officers work tirelessly to promote the advancement of the Department through training and technology. It is the goal of the Command Officers to promote the advancement of its Officers in all aspects of their career development, while demanding the upmost display of integrity and professionalism. The Leland Police Department Command Officers foster and embrace a working environment for Officers which is challenging, demanding, and rewarding in order to provide the highest quality of law enforcement services to the community.