Patrol Operations

Capt. Jennifer Gundersen, Officer in Charge, Patrol Operations

The Patrol Division is under the command of Captain Jennifer Gundersen. The backbone of any police organization is its Patrol Division. Members of the Patrol Division are uniformed members of the Police Department that provide traditional and community outreach police services to the community. 
Patrol Operations includes all uniformed members of the Police Department. In addition to the response for all calls for service, the Patrol Operations includes traffic services, canine unit, bicycle patrol and motorcycle patrol.
Captain Gundersen has been a member of the Amherst Police Department since 1994. She was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 1998 and upon her promotion to Sergeant in 2000 returned to the Patrol Division. Promoted to Lieutenant in 2003 Gundersen was assigned to the Administration Division and in 2008 returned to the Patrol Division. Promoted Captain in 2009, Gundersen has served as Officer in Charge, Administration, prior to being moved to Patrol Operations in 2016.


Jennifer Gundersen
Amherst Police Department
111 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002