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The men and women of the Rancho Cordova Police Department look forward to meeting our upcoming challenges and providing the community with unmatched excellence in law enforcement services.

Denver, Colorado--The National Civic League today announced the finalists in the 60th annual All-America City Awards competition, which will be held June 17-19 in Tampa, Florida. The honor is given to ten winners each year for outstanding civic accomplishments. This year’s finalists have created jobs, revitalized their downtowns, and reduced crime, among other accomplishments. Read Full Story

Chief Reuben Meeks recently announced that during the month of April, the Rancho Cordova Police Department will be promoting Gun Safety Month. Statistics show that half of American households have guns in them. In Rancho Cordova, that means approximately 11,000 households contain firearms. This month-long campaign will focus on educating our community, especially our youth, on gun safety through various activities. Read Full Story

Rancho Cordova Police Department Chief Reuben Meeks has implemented a new program to reach out to elementary schools in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s East Division and the city of Rancho Cordova. Deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s East Division and officers assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department will be adopting 23 elementary schools located within their jurisdiction. Read Full Story

On Saturday, March 7, 2009, officers from the Rancho Cordova Police Department’s Police Activities League (PAL) invited 12 at-risk teenagers to participate in Folsom State Prison’s Youth Diversion Program. The goal of the program is to show troubled teens the outcome of bad choices and to educate them on the reality of prison life. Read Full Story

Chief Reuben Meeks hosted the first Chief’s Outreach Advisory Board (COAB) meeting on March 19th, 2009. The mission of the Board is to improve the quality of life and enhance the level of trust between the community and the Rancho Cordova Police Department. Read Full Story

The Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) is pleased to announce a significant decline in crime despite a substantial increase in population. When compared to 2007, 2008 crime data indicates a reduction in violent crimes by almost 14% and a decrease in property crimes by 25%. This drop in crime continues a downward trend. Read Full Story

Chief Rueben Meeks of the Rancho Cordova Police Department is offering the senior residents of Rancho Cordova a fun informative day of learning. The Rancho Cordova Police Department’s Senior Citizens Academy is designed to educate the senior community of a variety of issues related to being a senior citizen. Read Full Story

Want to have a significant impact on your community? Want to help reduce crime and work proactively with the Police Department? Then I need your help. Read Full Story

On January 23, 2009, at 5:14 p.m., Rancho Cordova Police Department officers responded to investigate the report of gunshots being fired at an apartment complex which is located in the 11000 block of Hirschfeld Way. When they arrived they found a 42-year-old female victim with a gunshot wound to her shoulder. Read Full Story

Learn about Gangs in Northern California and Rancho Cordova. Obtain information that will help you recognize gang activity in your neighborhood. Read Full Story

Chief Rueben Meeks of the Rancho Cordova Police Department is offering residents, business owners and employees of Rancho Cordova businesses the opportunity to take a look inside law enforcement. Read Full Story

After becoming aware of the attempted kidnappings of two11-year-old boys on January 12, 2009, a 12-year-old boy told his parents he too had been the victim of an attempted kidnapping on January 13, 2009, by a man matching the general description of the suspect detectives believe is responsible for the kidnapping attempts the day before. Read Full Story

On January 12, 2009, at 2:24 p.m., Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) officers responded to the report of an attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old male juvenile as he was walking on Mapola Way near Williamson Elementary School. Read Full Story

On January 7, 2009, at 1:36 a.m., a Rancho Cordova Police officer and a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a 9-1-1 hang up call from a residence in the 10900 bock of Gadsten Way. After they arrived, and were approaching the residence, they were confronted by a 21-year-old male subject who was armed with a handgun. Read Full Story

The Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) has recently deployed a patrol car equipped with an automated license plate recognition system (ALPR). Read Full Story

Rancho Cordova Police will be able to expand their efforts against drunk drivers thanks to a $127,400 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Read Full Story

The Rancho Cordova Police Department will be aggressively enforcing the state’s occupant protection laws as part of California’s 2008 Click It or Ticket mobilization, taking place May 12-June 1. The campaign relies on heavy enforcement and public education as a means to help California achieve the highest seat belt use rate in the nation. California currently has the nation’s fourth highest seat belt use rate at 94.6 percent. Read Full Story

The Rancho Cordova Police Department was awarded 3rd place in its category: agencies with between 26 – 50 sworn officers. Read Full Story

The Rancho Cordova Police Department is pleased to announce the brand new
RCPD Trading Card Program. Every Rancho Cordova Police Department Officer has been issued trading cards.  The front side has the name and photograph of the officer, on the reverse side is a brief biographical statement.

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