If you have an emergency, call 911 or 362-5111.
If you do not have an emergency but would like an officer response you can call 362-5115. Or you can view our contact page here
RCPD, History and Background
On July 1, 2003 the City of Rancho Cordova officially became an incorporated City. The City of Rancho Cordova established a Law Enforcement services contract with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, thus forming the Rancho Cordova Police Department. The Rancho Cordova Police Department is providing quality and efficient Law Enforcement services to the citizens of Rancho Cordova.
Upon incorporation, the City adopted an agreement stating that all Law Enforcement within the City of Rancho Cordova shall be provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and shall include the enforcement of State statutes, including City codes and ordinances.
The contracted services include; Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Investigations, and Administrative services. As part of the City’s contract with SSD, the City pays the salaries for 55 sworn and 7 non-sworn staff, which works solely within the City. (2007-2008 Adopted budget)
Any calls for service occurring outside the Rancho Cordova City boundaries, but within the unincorporated area of Sacramento County are handled by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
The City’s Police Department utilizes several “In-house” targets for planning purposes, including the goal of providing one officer per every 1,000 citizens and one support staff member for every three officers – a standard that was adopted from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Likewise, it is the Police Department’s goal to maintain an average response time for all calls for service.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Rancho Cordova Police Department are funded through Sacramento County tax revenues, including Rancho Cordova tax revenues and special federal and local grants. Both the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Rancho Cordova Police Department are aggressive in identifying alternative funding sources for current and future problem solving efforts, at both federal and local levels.
Additional funding sources include, but are not limited to, several grants from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services in Washington, D.C. and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).
The agreement between the City and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is funded through the City’s General Fund.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement to the unincorporated portions of the County and the contract city of Rancho Cordova, serving a population of over 600,000 people. Patrol Services operate the SSD towing and parking enforcement, community resources and service centers, emergency operations, and other specialized patrol units. The SCSD has personnel totaling over 2,000 people, consisting of over 1,700 officers and 500 non-sworn members. The SCSD also has a reserve force of over 160 officers and roughly 620 volunteer forces. (Click above link for more information)
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) provides traffic regulation enforcement, emergency management, and assistance on State roadways and other major roadways in the unincorporated portions of the Sacramento Valley area. The CHP is responsible for providing patrols on all interstates and state highways within California. The California Highway Patrol has numerous offices throughout California and can be contacted directly to report accidents, hazards and other traffic related inquires. (Click above link for more information)