Operations Division East

Sector map of TPD Operations Division East

Location & Hours

Rincon Substation
9670 E Golf Links Rd
Tucson, AZ 85730-1460
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The City of Tucson is divided into four patrol divisions and a downtown district. Each division is divided into sectors, designated by the numbers on the map. When contacting a patrol division about a concern in your neighborhood or place of business, referring to the sector number may speed your inquiry.

Latest News

POPP - Problem-Oriented Precision Policing

Throughout this year, TPD Operations Division East (ODE) has focused on a crime reduction strategy known as Problem-Oriented Precision Policing (POPP). POPP is an evidence-based crime reduction strategy validated by decades of research.

POPP combines hot spot policing with problem-oriented policing. These are place-based strategies to disrupt criminal activity, engage community members, and address the underlying causes of crime and disorder. POPP locations are identified using data compiled by the Tucson Police Department's Analysis Division.

Patrol divisions implement POPP. Officers are dispatched to POPP locations every 90 minutes. The responding officer is tasked with spending 15 minutes in the POPP location and being highly visible while there.

At the end of May, the Analysis Division reviewed the program to determine its effectiveness. They concluded that POPPs were effective at reducing what are known as Part I Crimes - a designation by the FBI that includes some of the most serious crimes, such as homicide, rape, and aggravated assault. Part I crimes were down by over 15% and, citywide, 1,200 fewer calls for service occurred - both significant findings.

In the next few weeks, the Analysis Division will identify new POPP locations, using crime and survey data. ODE will continue using this proactive location-based strategy to make our community safer.

ODE in the Community

In May, ODE participated in the Ward 2 - Centre East Open House, “Coffee with a Cop,” and the Ward 4 Splash Blast.

In June, we held our quarterly Division Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting at the Erik D. Hite Eastside Substation on the 21st from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. There was a presentation from the Public Safety Communications Department, as well as presentations on crime prevention and safety tips, and neighborhood crimes investigations.

Three TPD members in uniform at a TPD information table

TPD members and community members at the Ward 4 Splash Blast.

View ODE news stories here.
View a list of ODE newsletters here.

Division Info

Operations Division East (ODE), sometimes referred to as “Team 4,” is the largest of TPD's four patrol divisions, covering almost 120 square miles–over 50% of the city's land area. The division is bounded by city limits to the north, east, and south, and Craycroft Road to the west. The ODE substation is located at 9670 E Golf Links Rd, in the Golf Links Municipal Complex just east of Harrison Road. ODE shares the complex with the Miller-Golf Links Library.

ODE includes three major components: uniform patrol, Community Response Team (CRT), and Neighborhood Crimes Section. ODE's eight patrol sectors are served by ten uniform patrol squads. In addition to answering calls for service, patrol officers work traffic enforcement and proactive policing assignments. The Community Response Team works in uniform or plainclothes to deal with specific problems in ODE neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Crimes Section investigates a variety of crimes that occur in the division.

Teamwork, personal responsibility, and fairness are core values ODE members embrace in the performance of our duties. The Tucson Police Department's commitment to community policing reinforces our bond with the community we serve, and are proud to protect.

Neighborhood Info

Operations Division East (ODE) is committed to providing Tucson's east side with the best service possible. To achieve this goal, we work in partnership with the community.

ODE members collaborate with the public in many ways, including TPD's Crime Free Multi-Housing and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) programs. CPTED is a program where specially trained police officers and community service officers help property owners and managers learn ways to enhance the safety of their property. ODE also has an active Division Advisory Committee (DAC) where business owners, neighborhood leaders, and other stakeholders meet quarterly with the command staff of ODE.

Contact Info

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Police Non-Emergency: 520-791-4444
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520-88-CRIME (882-7463)

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520-791-COPS (2677) Fax 520-791-5604

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