The City of San Jacinto Police Department has the following service divisions. Select a division to see more information:
The Investigations Bureau consists of three full time investigators. These investigators follow up on all investigations started by patrol and jointly handle major criminal investigations. There is also a specific detail assigned to monitor sex registrants who reside within the city limits.
Please contact Investigation Sergeant Steve Mike at (951) 791-3418 for additional information.
The Traffic Unit is comprised of three motor enforcement officers and two patrol officers; they specialize in collision reconstruction and traffic enforcement. These officers are responsible for investigating of all injury and non-injury traffic collisions, investigating property damage collisions and enforcing all state and local traffic laws, with a goal of reducing traffic collisions in the city. In addition, officers are available to provide public information on safety awareness to include school zone safety, and other special events.
The Traffic Division, in conjunction with the State of California Office of Traffic Safety, participates in the "Avoid the 30" DUI campaign. A total of 30 law enforcement agencies within Riverside County participate in this worthwhile program. The goal is to educate the public on the tragic costs of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and to reduce the number and severity of under the influence related traffic collisions. In addition, the police department conducted five separate DUI and driver license checkpoints and one DUI Saturation Patrol.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI/Safety checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies by encouraging sober designated drivers and to ensure operators have a valid driver's license. The Traffic Division's enforcement activity resulted in numerous DUI arrests, citations and towed vehicles. As a result of this continual educational/enforcement program, the city of San Jacinto has seen a significant reduction in the number of DUI related injury traffic collisions and DUI related traffic fatalities.
Please contact Traffic Sergeant John Shields at (951) 487-7306 for additional information.
Gang Task Force
The police department has one officer assigned to the regional task force. The goal of the task force is to limit the development of gangs within the city. The Gang Task Force actively pursues any and all persons involved or associated with gangs and quickly makes every effort to dismantle any group participating in organized criminal activity.
Special Enforcement Team (SET)
The San Jacinto Special Enforcement Team (SET) is comprised of four officers and one sergeant, with the assistance from the Gang Task Force, who identifies and targets local gang members and violent offenders. The SET unit executes numerous parole searches and gang related search warrants, which could potentially lead to numerous arrests. The identification and apprehension of these individuals will likely lead to a significant decrease in violent crimes. This unit also executes numerous drug related search warrants throughout the city. These proactive approaches result in a dramatic decrease in drug related offenses and lead to the identification and elimination of burglary rings.
Please contact SET Sergeant Joey Nardone at 951 487-7351 for additional information.
School Resource Officer Program (SRO)
The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program covers a wide spectrum of juvenile related services, while working hand in hand with the San Jacinto Unified School District administration and staff. Prevention through education is the primary focus of the program and is dedicated to keeping our students safe through education, counseling and mentoring.
Please contact SRO Sergeant David Haar at (951) 537-6408 for additional information.
Crime Prevention Unit
The San Jacinto Police Department has a Community Services Officer who is assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit. The Crime Prevention Unit endeavors to work together with managers of apartment complexes, neighborhood residents and mobile home park associations in order to decrease calls for service, and improve quality of life issues, thereby making the City of San Jacinto a safer and better place to live.
Please contact Crime Prevention Officer Craig Speers at (951) 487-7379 for additional information.
The police department business office staff is instrumental in developing and maintaining a positive relationship between the community and the police department. Personnel assist residents in obtaining information regarding specific reported crimes or traffic incidents; direct them to available resources within the department, or appropriate city or government agencies.
Please contact Supervising Office Assistant Dionne Thompson at (951) 487-7348 for additional information.
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