The Newton Police Department has 5 divisions.
The Administration Division consist of the Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief, the Investigations Lieutenant, the Operations Lieutenant, the Support Services Sergeant and the Office Manager. Chief Murphy is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Newton Police Department.
The Operations Division is supervised by the Operations Lieutenant. The Operations Division consist of the Patrol Unit, which includes the K-9 Unit. The Patrol Unit consists of four Sergeants, four Corporals, and 16 Patrol Officers. The officers who are assigned to patrol work 12-hour shifts, and each shift, when fully staffed, consists of a Sergeant, a Corporal and four Patrol Officers. Currently, the K-9 Units consist of Corporal Hawpe with his K-9 partner Bella and Master Police Officer Jurado with his K-9 partner Pancho.
The Investigations Division is supervised by Lieutenant Powell. The division consist of three Detectives, a Domestic Violence Detective and a Narcotics Detective.