The Patrol Operations Bureau represents the largest component of our police department. Patrol officers have two primary roles:
- Respond to calls for service, including the scenes of emergency and non-emergency crimes, traffic collisions and other requests for police services
- Neighborhood policing
Six patrol teams operate on a rotating 10-hour schedule with continuous 24-hour coverage, seven days a week. Each shift consists of a lieutenant, a sergeant, community service officers, and patrol officers.
Each patrol officer is also assigned to a neighborhood in Rancho Cordova. This builds upon the proactive work of our Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit by allowing RCPD to gain a better understanding of the needs of neighborhoods within the City, and offering residents and officers an opportunity to get to know each other.
Neighborhood officers will respond to calls in their designated neighborhood to the extent possible and partner with POP officers to address long-term issues that affect you in your day-to-day life, such as homelessness, a problematic neighbor, regular vehicle traffic, blight, a local business with suspicious activity, or public intoxication.
RCPD has a map that you can use to easily identify and contact your neighborhood officer and POP officer. Learn more