Police Services

The City of San Jacinto Police Department has the following service divisions. Select a division to see more information:

Patrol Unit
The police department provides uniformed patrol seven days per week, 24 hours a day. Officers are responsible for the initial report and investigation of crimes within the city limits.

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Investigations Unit
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.

Please contact Investigation Sergeant Robert Duckett at (951) 791-3400 for additional information.

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Traffic Unit
Traffic UnitThe Traffic Unit is comprised of two motor enforcement officers, one accident investigation officer and a sergeant; they specialize in collision reconstruction and traffic enforcement. These officers are responsible for investigation 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 Unit conducts a variety of focused traffic enforcement operations which are funded in part by a grant from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety. The Traffic Unit’s goals include the reduction of traffic accidents and injuries, and to facilitate the safe and expeditious flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in San Jacinto. In order to accomplish these goals, the Traffic Unit strictly enforces traffic violations which tend to cause traffic collisions and those which are likely to increase the severity of collisions when they do occur.  The Traffic Unit strives to educate the public on the tragic costs of unsafe driving, which includes driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. The 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. These DUI/Driver license checkpoints normally result in DUI arrests, citations and vehicles seizures when appropriate.

The San Jacinto Police Department was recently awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety via the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC). These grant funds will be used to reduce the incidence of alcohol related crimes and injuries in San Jacinto. This will be accomplished by inspecting San Jacinto businesses licensed to sell alcohol, conducting minor decoy operations, and shoulder tap programs. When conducting minor decoy programs, a minor is sent into a business under the supervision of law enforcement to buy alcohol.  When the business sells the minor alcohol, the clerk faces possible criminal prosecution, and the store faces possible administrative action and license suspension by ABC.  When conducting shoulder tap operations, solicits potential customers to purchase alcohol on their behalf.  If the customer buys alcohol for the minor, they face possible criminal prosecution.

Please contact Traffic Sergeant Robert Himmelberg at (951) 654-2702 for additional information.

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K9 Team
The City of San Jacinto Police Department employs one K9 team. The greatest value of the K-9 team lies in the ability of the dog’s keen sense of sight, smell, and hearing which aid in the search of vehicles, buildings and open areas for drugs, persons and items of evidence. In addition, the K-9 team provides a positive public image of the Department’s expertise and efficiency. The K9 team can be seen patrolling throughout the City and at various special events, serving as both a deterrent to crime and as an ambassador for the Department. The Police Department’s K-9 is trained in obedience, agility, evidence searches, building searches, and apprehension work.

Deputy Mark Wallace and SultanDeputy Mark Wallace has been with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for ten years and previously worked at the Indio Jail as well as the Hemet and San Jacinto Patrol Stations. While working for the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Wallace had the opportunity to serve the communities of Valle Vista, Idyllwild, Anza, Nuevo, Homeland, Green Acres, and the City of San Jacinto.

Deputy Wallace is currently assigned as the K9 Handler in San Jacinto with his partner, “Wyatt”. Wyatt is a four year old mixed Belgian Malinois / German Shepherd from Holland. Wyatt is trained to locate hidden articles of evidence and to apprehend dangerous suspects. Deputy Wallace and Wyatt will attend narcotics detection training in January 2017, which will add to the already impressive skillset of this team. Deputy Wallace and Wyatt are proud to work in the City of San Jacinto and strive every night to keep the city and their partners safe from those who would cause them harm.

Our K9 teams are invaluable in the fight against narcotics and for apprehending suspects while reducing the risk of injury to other officers.

Please contact K9 Sergeant Jesus Orona at 951-654-2702 for additional information.

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School Resource Officer Program (SRO)
SROThe 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 Robert Himmelberg at (951) 654-2702 for additional information.

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Crime Prevention Unit
Crime Prevention OfficerThe 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 Vannessa Torres at (951) 654-2702 for additional information.

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Business Office
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) 654-2702 for additional information.

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John Salisbury
Chief of Police
(951) 654-2702

City of San Jacinto
Police Department
160 West Sixth Street
San Jacinto, CA 92583
(951) 654-2702

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