Department History

The City of Rialto was incorporated November 17, 1911. In 1939, the Police Department employed only two sworn officers. In 1945, the Police Department employed four sworn officers and serviced five square miles with a population of 3,000. In 1976, the Police Department serviced sixteen square miles with a population of 32,000. The new police facility was dedicated November 20, 1973. In 1973, the police facility housed less than half of the Department's current personnel.

The Department currently employs 140.5 total employees, 101 sworn and 39.5 non-sworn. The Police Department officers a variety of services and assignments to include Patrol, K-9, School Resource Officer (SRO), Street Crime Attack Team (SCAT), Investigations, Traffic, Narcotics, Training/Backgrounds, Community Services, and the Re-Entry Support Team. Additionally, we are part of a Four-City Regional SWAT team (IVS) and Air-Support Unit.

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