The mission of the San Jacinto Police Department is commitment to excellence and dedication to the people of the community. The police department will provide excellent service, compassion and integrity to reduce the fear of crime and create a positive environment for all members of the community.
The San Jacinto Police Department provides general law enforcement services to the City utilizing units and teams of both sworn and volunteer staff and officers.
The city of San Jacinto contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for police services. The police department's primary objective is to provide safety and security for residents throughout the community by enforcing applicable local and state laws. The police department provides general law enforcement services to the city, as well as specialized teams that proactively address issues specific to the community. Officers receive continuous training and education to prepare them to meet the challenges they encounter. Their superior training not only improves criminal investigations, but leads to many outstanding crime prevention programs.
On April 29, 2010, the San Jacinto Police Department welcomed Lieutenant Susan Trevino as the new Chief of Police. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and over 23 year of law enforcement experience with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. She arrives to take the helm as the major construction and expansion of the police station nears its end. Under her leadership, the San Jacinto Police Department will continue the commitment of providing outstanding law enforcement service to the residents of San Jacinto.
Over the past year, violent crime has continued to decrease within the city. The level of property crimes has remained relatively unchanged. However, in an attempt to address a potential property crime increase, the Police Department has purchased four automatic license plate readers (ALPRs); two through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG-ARRA) and two by way of the Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund (SLESF). The ALPRs assist in the recovery of stolen vehicles and the apprehension of criminals.
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