In an effort to provide the best policing, the City of Longview has been divided into two districts with six individual beats:
- District A consists of beats 10, 30, and 50
- District B consists of beats 20, 40, and 60
There is a Patrol Lieutenant assigned to each district and a specific Patrol Sergeant responsible for each beat. Patrol Officers are assigned to a beat for one year and they work in 8-hour shifts. Overlapping shifts are utilized to ensure complete coverage for the City during shift changes.