Chief's Corner

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

Last month, we experienced the loss of my colleague and a member of our community, Rancho Cordova Police Officer/Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Stasyuk. Officer Stasyuk was passionate about serving our community, well-loved by residents, and is greatly missed.

We have all been hurting from losing Officer Stasyuk, and you showed your thoughtful and heartfelt support in a number of ways. You delivered messages, food, cards, flowers and other mementos to the police department. You held events to honor Officer Stasyuk and to raise funds to support the Stasyuk family through the Deputy Mark Stasyuk Memorial Fund. You tied blue ribbons on trees in front of your homes and businesses. You attended the memorial services and lined the streets for the funeral procession.

I wanted you to know that we felt the care and concern you have for Officer Stasyuk and our RCPD Officers. We are very proud  to serve you, and I want to personally thank you for your support.

Chief of Police Chris Pittman
Rest Easy, Mark. We'll Take It From Here.

On September 17, 2018, Rancho Cordova Police Officer/Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Stasyuk was killed in the line of duty while serving our community. Officer Stasyuk, 27 years old, was a four and a half year veteran of the Sheriff's Department and was assigned to RCPD as a patrol officer. He leaves behind a wife, mother, father and sister.

RCPD and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department are grieving the loss of our brother in blue. Rest easy, Mark. We'll take it from here.

Call If You Can - Text If You Can't!

RCPD, in partnership with other local law enforcement and fire agencies, are announcing that residents can now send a text message to 9-1-1 from your mobile phone or handheld device. Call if you can - text if you can't! Learn When and How to Text 9-1-1
Crime Prevention Tips

Halloween Safety Tips
Happy Halloween! Here are a few safety tips to ensure that you and your family have a safe and happy Halloween in Rancho Cordova. Learn More

Fraud Prevention Tips
RCPD has received reports from residents about scams occurring throughout our community, with a particular focus on the elderly. RCPD wants to offer residents scam prevention and reporting tips. Learn More
Rancho Cordova, Report!

RCPD has recently noticed a trend of residents and businesses posting criminal activity on social media instead of making a report to the police department. RCPD is asking residents and businesses to report any and all criminal activity to RCPD, not on social media. Learn Why It's Important to Report and How
A Proactive Approach to Illegal Marijuana Grows

RCPD and the City of Rancho Cordova Code Enforcement Division are partnering to take a proactive approach to identify and halt illegal marijuana grows in the City of Rancho Cordova. Learn More
Every Kid Needs a PAL

Get Fit with PAL
The Rancho Cordova Police Activities League (PAL) has launched a new program called Get Fit with PAL! The program brings fun activities, from an obstacle course to tug-of-war to dancing, to Rancho Cordova elementary schools during the lunch hour. Rancho Cordova PAL created Get Fit with PAL as a way to build relationships between students and officers in a fun setting, while also promoting healthy and active living.

New PAL Website
Rancho Cordova PAL has launched a new website to keep you updated on the latest news, program updates and more. Visit It Today
Crime Suppression Unit

Story of the Month
On September 7, 2018, RCPD Officers assigned to the Crime Suppression Unit obtained information that an individual with an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest and on Post-Release Community Supervision was staying in the City of Rancho Cordova. Officers, in partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Gang Suppression Unit, located 26-year-old Ty Clayton of Sacramento staying at a local hotel in Rancho Cordova. Officers saw Clayton leave his hotel room and get into a vehicle, and they arrested him. During a search of Clayton and his hotel room, officers found a large amount of narcotics and an illegal handgun that wasn't registered to him. Officers booked Clayton at the Sacramento County Main Jail on multiple charges.
Event Lineup

Christmas in Cordova Toy Drive
Friday, November 2 - Friday, November 30
Multiple Locations
Rancho Cordova's 8th annual Christmas in Cordova event returns December 15th! RCPD, Rancho Cordova PAL, the Folsom Cordova Community Partnership and its partners have come together to support 400 families this holiday season by providing Christmas gifts and food. Make holiday wishes come true for these families by  making a donation.

Christmas in Cordova Open Enrollment
Tuesday, November 6 - Thursday, November 8, 9 AM - 12 PM
Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova's 8th annual Christmas in Cordova event returns December 15th!  RCPD, Rancho Cordova PAL, the Folsom Cordova Community Partnership and its partners have come together to support 400 families this holiday season by providing Christmas gifts and food. Learn How to Apply

Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Tuesday, November 20, 6 PM
Rancho Cordova Police Department, 2897 Kilgore Road
Join us for the final Neighborhood Watch Meeting of the year 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

Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 25, 4 - 7:30 PM
Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Drive
Join us at our annual Cordova Community Christmas Tree Lighting! This is a free, fun, family event, featuring music, Santa Claus, snow, hay rides, train rides, magic and more. Make holiday wishes come true for local families in need by bringing a new, unwrapped toy or game to "Help Stuff the Squad Car" for the annual Christmas in Cordova event. Learn More
FAQ of the Month

Q:  How do I volunteer for RCPD?
A:  RCPD is looking for volunteers to support our team! You can volunteer by clicking here, downloading and completing the Volunteer Application and Volunteer Agreement, and submitting these and other requested documents to the following:

By Mail: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Volunteer Coordinator, 711 G Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
By Email: volunteers@sacsheriff.com
By Fax: 916-874-9926

We are also looking for volunteers for our Christmas in Cordova event on Saturday, December 15! Learn More
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 launched RCPD's Instagram page! Follow our page @RanchoCordovaPD to learn how RCPD is serving our community and meet Junior Officer Pen Write, pictured above.

Click the icons below to visit RCPD's many social media channels:

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