MidNight Shift Patrol

Lieutenant Billy Yates

Contact: 903-526-7578
Email: byates@tylertexas.com 
Hours: 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Monday thru Friday


The Patrol Division on midnight shift is under the direct supervision of Lieutenant Billy Yates. Patrol is responsible for many functions of the department, including patrol, property and vehicle crimes investigations, and crime prevention.

The Tyler Police Department has divided the entire City of Tyler into six geographic districts. The Division is commanded by Assistant Chief Jimmy Toler. One Lieutenant and several Sergeants are assigned to each shift and are responsible for the operations on the individual shifts.

Tyler Police Department has 7 patrol shifts:

  • 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
  • 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 
  • 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.