Chief's Corner

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

At the end of May, another school year came to a close in the City of Rancho Cordova. Our School Resource Officers said goodbye to their students until the next school year. We hope this video of a morning tradition between one of our officers and students makes you smile. On behalf of RCPD, congratulations to the Class of 2019! We wish you all the best as you enter a new chapter of life, and look forward to seeing what you achieve.

Next week, we will celebrate our nation's birthday during the Fourth of July. We hope you will join us at Rancho Cordova's two-day Fourth of July Celebration at Hagan Park!  As you plan your Fourth of July festivities, this issue includes helpful tips to help keep you and your family safe.

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

Chief of Police Chris Pittman
Fireworks Safety

The City of Rancho Cordova, RCPD and Sacramento Metro Fire District encourage residents to be safe when using fireworks this Fourth of July season. In Rancho Cordova, the sale and use of Safe and Sane Fireworks is allowed between noon on June 28, 2019 through 10 PM on July 4, 2019. Learn more

2019 Fireworks Safety
Did You Know...?

RCPD offers free vacation home checks while you are traveling. Sign up for a vacation home check through our Volunteers in Partnership with the Sheriff (VIPS) by calling 916-875-9600 or through the RCPD website. A volunteer patrol will visit your home every day and check the windows and doors to make sure that your home is protected. RCPD also encourages you to ask one of your neighbors to keep an eye on your property while you are away.
Crime Prevention Tips

Summer weather has arrived, and it's a great time to enjoy over 25 miles of bike and pedestrian trails in Rancho Cordova! Follow these tips to help keep you and your family safe when riding throughout our community. Learn more
Every Kid Needs a PAL

In May, RCPD rewarded around 135 kids from 13 schools in Rancho Cordova with a field trip to Sky High Sports Sacramento as part of its Adopt-a-School program! Students enjoyed jumping on trampolines, playing and free food. Plus, free bikes and other prizes were given away to the students! The Adopt-a-School program fosters positive relationships between students and law enforcement and rewards students for living the values of their schools, like kindness, hard work and integrity. Special thank you to local business partners Sky High Sports, Republic Services, Golden State Water, Rancho Cordova Walmart, and Sacramento Sheriff's Toy Project for helping make this special field trip possible!
Crime Suppression Unit

Story of the Month
In February and March, four residential burglaries occurred in the Stone Creek neighborhood in the City of Rancho Cordova. In each of the four burglaries, a significant amount of personal property was taken. 

During the course of the investigation, RCPD detectives provided the RCPD Crime Suppression Unit with a suspect description, along with a description of the suspect's vehicle. Learn how the story ends
NNOSign Up for National Night Out

National Night Out is just around the corner! Join RCPD for an evening of food, neighbors meeting neighbors, and fun on Tuesday, August 6. If you are having a party in your neighborhood, you can request a visit from RCPD! Simply download and fill out this form, and return it by Monday, July 22 to Crime Prevention Officer Tina Aldama at taldama@ranchocordovapd.com or Rancho Cordova Police Department, Attn: Tina Aldama, 2897 Kilgore Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Let's make this year's National Night Out the best one yet!
Event Lineup

Rancho Cordova Fourth of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 4 - 11 PM Carnival
Thursday, July 4, 10 AM Parade, Noon - 11 PM Carnival
Carnival: Hagan Park, 2197 Chase Drive
Join us for Rancho Cordova's two-day Fourth of July festival and fun! Grab your friends and take a leisurely spin around the pond in a pedal boat from 4-8 PM on July 3rd and noon-8 PM on July 4th. The $1 fee supports Rancho Cordova PAL. Learn more

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6, Multiple times and locations
Join RCPD for an evening of food, neighbors meeting neighbors, and fun! Check with your neighborhood watch group or homeowners association to see if your area is hosting a public event, or host one of your own. Learn more in the article above

Neighborhood Watch Meeting
No meeting will be held in July
Tuesday, August 20, 6 PM
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 program in your area.  Learn more
FAQ of the Month

Q:  How do I dispose of my expired or unused prescription drugs?
A: RCPD hosts a medication drop off location for you to dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Expired or unused prescription medicines can lead to potential accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects our environment. Empty your pills into a bag and bring them to RCPD, 2897 Kilgore Road, for disposal Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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 edition, we will highlight one of our posts from RCPD's social media channels. 

Recently, we highlighted a story on our social media channels about two Rancho Cordovans who were playing "cops and robbers" in the front yard of their home. One of our Rancho Cordova patrol officers noticed their game and gave each boy a special badge!  Read the Full Story Here

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