Rancho Cordova Welcomes New Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police

Please join us in welcoming Kate Adams as our new Rancho Cordova Chief of Police and Matt Warren as our new Rancho Cordova Assistant Chief of Police!

Adams, a Sheriff’s Captain with 25 years of experience with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, fills the role vacated by former Chief of Police Chris Pittman. You might remember Chief Adams who previously served as our Assistant Chief of Police from 2013 to 2017. Learn more about Chief Adams here .

Warren has 20 years of experience with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, and recently served as the Operations Commander and Graveyard Watch Commander at RCPD. Learn more about Assistant Chief of Police Warren here.

Stay tuned for opportunities in the near future to get to know Chief Adams and Assistant Chief of Police Warren!
We Are Listening

The City of Rancho Cordova stands for justice, and we are united in our opposition to violence and racism, which has no place in our country or in our city. We are focused on listening to our residents, understanding concerns and making changes where necessary.   Learn more
Fireworks Safety Tips

The City of Rancho Cordova, RCPD and Sacramento Metro Fire District encourage residents to be safe when using fireworks this Fourth of July season. All legal fireworks in California are called Safe and Sane Fireworks and have the State Fire Marshal's seal. In Rancho Cordova, use of fireworks is allowed between noon on June 28, 2020 through 10 PM on July 4, 2020. Safe and Sane Fireworks may be sold only during this time period.

RCPD will double the number of patrol officers working on July 4, 2020. The use of illegal fireworks is prohibited by law, with punishment up to a year in county jail and up to a $1,000 fine. If you suspect the use of illegal fireworks, report incidents to RCPD with a location of the activity by dialing 916.362.5115. In order to cite or arrest an individual for illegal fireworks, the crime has to happen in the officer’s presence for RCPD to take any type of enforcement action. Learn more
RCPD Officer Named MADD National Officer of the Month

RCPD Officer Marcus James has been selected as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) National Officer of the Month for June 2020. The Officer of the Month award began in January 2020 to recognize law enforcement heroes who put their lives on the line each day to keep our communities safe. Officer James was selected for his over 24 years of service to impaired driving education, training and enforcement, as well as his partnership with MADD's Northern California Sacramento affiliate.  Learn more
Thank You to Our Community

Rancho Cordova residents, businesses and organizations have been showing their support to our RCPD team. We are proud to serve the City of Rancho Cordova. Here are some examples of their generosity:

  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals in Rancho Cordova donated five gallons of hand sanitizer
  • Boy Scout Troop 363 surprised our team with five dozen donuts and 41 gift cards, generous contributions from the troop and residents
  • Famous Burgers and Brew in Rancho Cordova made a special lunch delivery of burgers
  • KP International Market in Rancho Cordova donated more than 300 N95 masks
  • The Home Depot in Rancho Cordova donated a case of disinfectant cleaner, 3,200 heavy duty single-use gloves, utility work towels, and paper towels
  • Rancho Cordova families dropped off an assortment of food, beverages and cookies, as well as placed hearts and messages all over the police station!
Volunteers Support Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Rancho Cordova's Great Plates program supports local seniors and those vulnerable to COVID-19 with three free meals from Rancho Cordova restaurants delivered daily. Volunteers, including our Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff (VIPS), have been lending a hand to deliver these meals throughout our community. Thank you to these volunteers for supporting our residents! (While this program has reached its capacity, other options for meals and food assistance for seniors are available here .)
Did You Know...?

RCPD's public safety efforts continue 24/7. The police station counter remains open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM as an essential service facility. All in-person services are being offered. A maximum of three people are allowed in the lobby at one time to ensure social distancing of six feet. Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer are available. In addition, we encourage you to use our online services here , including filing a police report online.

Residents and businesses can find trusted information that's updated regularly about COVID-19/coronavirus at CityofRanchoCordova.org/coronavirus.
Celebrate Fourth of July Responsibly

RCPD encourages our community to be responsible and safe over the Fourth of July weekend by not driving impaired. RCPD will have officers on patrol over the weekend to identify alcohol and drug-impaired drivers to keep our community safe. YOU can make our community safer. Learn more
Avoid Coronavirus-Related Scams

The Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice have helpful resources and information on how you can protect yourself and avoid coronavirus-related scams. Learn more by visiting the Federal Trade Commission website and Department of Justice website .
Complete the #RCPD9PMRoutine

We want you to add five, simple tasks to your evening routine. These tips will help keep you, your home and your vehicle secure. Learn what you need to do at 9 PM every night.
Junior Giants at Home

Introducing Junior Giants at Home, a FREE virtual season that brings the fun of the field to your home! During the next four-week session from July 6 through July 27, 2020, Junior Giants are introduced to the fundamentals of the game along with important lessons in health, education and character development. The program is open to Rancho Cordova youth ages 5-13. Sign up and learn more
Partner News: 2020 Virtual Crime Lab Youth Shadow Day

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office invites students to virtually job shadow professionals from its Crime Lab in July. Meet Criminalists that are experts in the various fields of forensic science. The program is being offered virtually for the first time this year to current Sacramento County high school students (incoming 9th – 12th graders). Apply now and learn more
Programs Postponed

National Night Out has been postponed to October, dependent on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RCPD Citizen's Academy has been postponed to 2021.

All Rancho Cordova PAL programs have been canceled during the summer. In addition, the Pool PALs program hosted by Rancho Cordova PAL in partnership with The Swimstitute has been postponed until further notice.

Stay tuned to our website for updates.
FAQ of the Month

Q: How is the City of Rancho Cordova enforcing the stay-at-home orders?
A: These orders are enforceable by law, but our city’s role in enforcing them is first about educating residents and businesses about their responsibility to adhere to the orders. To read the Governor's and the County's Stay-at-Home Orders, click here .
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.

Recently, a citizen who works at a Rancho Cordova business reported that her bike had been stolen, and it was her only means of transportation to and from work. During the investigation, the bike was returned anonymously to RCPD and our team was able to return it to the citizen with a special gift card for bike accessories! Learn more

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Emergency: Please call 911
Non-Emergency (need an officer): 916.362.5115
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