Chief's Corner

Welcome to the July/August edition of The Dispatch , RCPD's e-newsletter.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for National Night Out! I enjoyed visiting events throughout our community to get to know residents, see neighbors meeting neighbors, and more. We can continue to create a safer community by working together, and events like National Night Out are one way to accomplish this.

This edition features two new programs that we are excited to launch to support our business community: Business Watch and a new officer to support the Folsom-Olson-Zinfandel area. If you work in the City of Rancho Cordova, we hope you will get involved in partnering with us to prevent crime.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy reading this edition!

Chief of Police Chris Pittman
New RCPD Website

RCPD has launched a new website to further serve our community. Through the new website, you can now find more information about our proactive policing programs, stay updated on what's new, and learn how to get involved. We invite you to check it out by clicking here , and share your feedback by emailing us .
Sign Up for Business Watch

RCPD Business Watch is a crime prevention program designed for businesses in the City of Rancho Cordova. The goal of the program is to bring neighboring businesses together in partnership with RCPD to continue preventing and reducing crime. Learn how Business Watch can support your business, and how you can start a Business Watch group by clicking here .
Meet Our New Officer to Support the Folsom-Olson-Zinfandel Area

RCPD has a new Problem Oriented Policing Officer to support the Folsom-Olson-Zinfandel area – Officer Shannon Borge! Officer Borge’s goal is build relationships with businesses, employees and customers and develop long-term solutions to address concerns in the area.  Learn more
Illegal Fireworks Approach

The City of Rancho Cordova, RCPD and Sacramento Metro Fire District took a two-pronged approach to combat illegal fireworks during the Fourth of July season. Our goal was to educate residents and prepare for a comprehensive local response. Learn more about our approach and outcomes in the video below.
Did You Know...?

You can now submit certain forms electronically online through RCPD's new website! Apply for a ride along, start a Business Watch group, and more. Browse our website to check out the new forms. Learn more
Crime Prevention Tips

Many schools are back in session in the City of Rancho Cordova! RCPD offers these safety tips as students head back to school. Learn more
Every Kid Needs a PAL

Introducing Codename: PAL! Codename: PAL was created to teach kids in our community who have an interest in technology, video games and learning. This program offers an opportunity for kids to delve deeper into the process of creating technology and understanding how it works. Rancho Cordova PAL has teamed up with Code Ninjas Rancho Cordova to provide FREE four-session coding classes. Learn more
Fall Citizen's Academy

Apply for RCPD's Fall 2019 Citizen's Academy by 5 PM on Wednesday, August 28! The eight-week course will provide local residents with information about our police department and its proactive policing programs, as well as tools and resources residents can use to help prevent crime. T he academy will be taught by police executives and veteran officers on Wednesdays from September 11 through October 30, 2019 from 6-8 PM. Learn more
Event Lineup

Raising Dementia Awareness in Rancho Cordova
Friday, August 23
Summerset Senior Living, 2341 Vehicle Drive
Stop by for an afternoon of information and resources regarding all things dementia. Experience a Virtual Dementia Tour, talk with RCPD regarding Project Lifesaver, and get resources from the Alzheimer's Association, Electronic Caregiver, and AlphaOne Ambulance!  Learn more

Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Tuesday, September 17
Tuesday, October 15
RCPD, 2897 Kilgore Road
Join RCPD for a Neighborhood Watch meeting to learn about proactive policing programs in our community, ask questions, and get resources to start a Neighborhood Watch group in your area.  Learn more

Stay tuned to our website calendar for upcoming events.
FAQ of the Month

Q: How do I start a Neighborhood Watch group?
A: Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program designed for neighborhoods in the City of Rancho Cordova. The goal of the program is to bring neighbors together in partnership with RCPD, and teach them steps to reduce crime and ways to be the eyes and ears of our community. To start a Neighborhood Watch group in your area, click here and fill out the online form.
Connect With Us

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

Meet Diane. Diane sat outside RCPD one day in July with a thin blue line flag and thank you sign to show her appreciation for our officers. Thank you, Diane, for your ongoing support and brightening our day! Learn more

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