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The Area Commander Program is responsible for those areas which directly influence the quality of life for the residents and businesses in Rialto. In addition to enforcing the laws of our society, the Police Department believes it is equally important to maintain and develop positive relationships with all members of the community. The Area Commander Program is one of many innovative examples of the Rialto Police Department's "Commitment to Community."
The Rialto Police Department subscribes to the concepts of "evidence-based policing." "Evidence-based policing" is the use of the best available research on the outcomes of police work to implement guidelines and evaluate agencies, units, and officers. It suggests that just doing research is not enough and that proactive efforts are required to push accumulated research evidence into practice through national and community guidelines. These guidelines can then focus in-house evaluations on what works best across agencies, units, victims, and officers.
We also encourage you to use the technology related resources found on the Department's website to include; Coplogic (Online Reporting), OffenderWatch (Offender Tracking), CrimeMapping.com (Community Crime Stats), Nixle (Community Notification), and tip411 (Text Tips).
To receive emergency alerts and up to the minute weather warnings, please go to the Nixle page and register now! Also, check out our virtual Neighborhood Watch Program - NEXTDOOR.
Last year, in order to increase efficiency and attendance, the department combined its meetings: areas one and two were combined into one meeting, and areas three and four were combined into one meeting. This year, in order to increase accountability, accommodate a few staffing changes, and clear up any confusion relating to oversight, we have renamed the areas: Area Command North and South. We will still keep the same patrol beats 1-4.
- Lieutenant Paul Stella is assigned as the North Area Commander responsible for Patrol Beats #1 and #2
- Chris DeHesa is the Code Enforcement Officer for patrol beat #1
- Teresa Hodge is the Code Enforcement Officer for patrol beat #2
- Lieutenant Robert Smith is assigned as the South Area Commander responsible for Patrol Beats #3 and #4
- Steve Jaramillo is the Code Enforcement Officer for patrol beat #3
- Juan Virgen is the Code Enforcement Officer for patrol beat #4
Area Command Liaison Officer
The Area Community Meetings for 2016 are posted on the main page of the PD website.