Chief's Corner

Welcome to the January/February edition of  The Dispatch , the Rancho Cordova Police Department's (RCPD) e-newsletter.

RCPD is focused on making our City a safe and inviting place. We use a community oriented policing approach to continue to work towards this.  Community policing is a way for our officers to partner with our residents to identify problems, and work together to solve those problems.

One of the key components of community policing is the involvement of our residents. As we begin 2019, I encourage you to get involved by:
  • Attending a Neighborhood Watch meeting
  • Applying for our Citizen's Academy
  • Signing up to volunteer
  • Getting connected with the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League (PAL)
  • Following RCPD on social media
More information on these programs is available in this edition and on the RCPD website hereThank you for your ongoing partnership!

Chief of Police Chris Pittman
Apply Now for RCPD's Citizen's Academy

RCPD is kicking off the year by launching our next Citizen's Academy. The eight-week course will provide our residents with information about the police department and its proactive policing programs, as well as tools and resources residents can use to help prevent crime. The academy will be taught by police executives and veteran officers on Wednesdays from April 17 through June 5 from 6 - 8 PM. Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, March 29.  Learn More and How to Apply
Meet Your New Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Supervisor

RCPD is pleased to introduce you to our new POP Supervisor - Sergeant Chuck Pfau!  Learn More
Meet Your New POP Officer

Meet RCPD's newest POP Officer Jacob Guerrero! Officer Guerrero serves residents in Rancho Cordova neighborhoods south of Folsom Boulevard. Learn More
Did You Know...?

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has announced that it is the first agency in California to offer e-filing services for the Sheriff's Department's Civil Bureau. This new feature allows residents to file their court process requests from the comfort of their homes. Learn More
Crime Prevention Tips

RCPD wants to offer its residents tips to help keep you, your home and your vehicle secure, and how you can report criminal activity. By taking a few simple steps, you can reduce the risk to yourself while also discouraging those who commit crime. Learn More
Every Kid Needs a PAL

FREE Friday Night Soccer Program Launches
Rancho Cordova PAL and San Juan Soccer Club are excited to offer Friday Night Futbol, a FREE Friday night soccer program from Friday, March 8 through Friday, May 3The program is open to children born in 2009-2012 who are not  currently registered or playing on a NorCal Premier League competitive team. The program is designed to help children develop their soccer skills and encourage a love for the game of soccer in a fun environment!  Team and individual registration is now open.  Learn More

Get Ready for March Madness
The Rancho Cordova PAL March Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament returns on Saturday, March 9! The tournament will be held at Mitchell Middle School and is designed for Rancho Cordova youth to come together for a fun day of basketball competition and skill building. Registration is now open for children in fourth through eighth grades. Learn More
Crime Suppression Unit

Story of the Month
On January 30 and February 11, 2019, a suspect entered Walmart in the City of Rancho Cordova during business hours and stole several hundred dollars from cash registers. RCPD Detectives investigated both burglaries, and they learned from Walmart that the same individual was suspected of committing similar thefts at stores in nearby cities.

With the assistance of video surveillance, RCPD Detectives were able to identify the suspect and suspect's vehicle. In addition, RCPD Detectives learned the suspect was on probation and had outstanding theft-related warrants for his arrest.

On February 12, 2019, RCPD Officers assigned to the Crime Suppression Unit conducted a search of the area near the suspect's residence. Learn How the Story Ends
Event Lineup

Coffee With a Cop
Saturday, March 2, 8 - 10:30 AM
McDonald's, 11250 White Rock Road
Join RCPD and McDonald's for Coffee with a Cop!  Enjoy a FREE small cup of McCafĂ© Coffee, meet our RCPD officers, ask questions, and learn how RCPD can partner with you to help keep our community safe. We hope to see you then!

Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 6 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 6 PM
Rancho Cordova Police Department, 2897 Kilgore Road
Join us for a Neighborhood Watch meeting to learn about proactive policing programs in our community, ask questions, and get resources to start a neighborhood watch program in your area.  Learn More and Save the 2019 Dates
FAQ of the Month

Q:  Do I need to get a permit when I install a new alarm in my home?
A:  Yes. The Rancho Cordova Municipal Code requires that all Rancho Cordova residents obtain an alarm permit from RCPD. Click here to apply for an alarm permit. A $50 permit fee is required at the time of submittal.
Follow RCPD on Twitter for Real-Time Updates

Have you ever wondered what is happening when you see police activity in your neighborhood? To increase communication with our residents, RCPD has started providing real-time updates through Twitter! Our goal is to provide information about missing persons, K9 searches, traffic announcements and other police activity. Click the button below to follow RCPD on Twitter to receive these updates:

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Connect With Us

RCPD wants to connect with you on social media!  Every month, we will highlight one of our posts from RCPD's social media channels. 

Recently, we highlighted a story on our social media channels that was submitted by resident Monica Mendoza. Monica shared a message with us on RCPD's School Resource Officer program and how one of our officers is making a difference when she welcomes and ensures students get safely to our Rancho Cordova schools. Read the Full Story Here

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