The Bismarck Police Department has an authorized or funded strength of 116 employees. Of this total, 89 are sworn police officers and 27 are civilian positions. The Bismarck Police Department has an Administrative Staff and two major divisions. The two divisions are: Field Services and Support Services. The Chief of Police, Field Services Commander and Support Services Commander provide overall direction and control for the department. The Administrative Staff is made up of the Chief of Police and an Office Assistant III. The Field Services Division is the largest division of the Department, comprised of 72 sworn and 6 civilian employees. They are the most visible elements of the Department.