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Report a Crime Online

The Rialto Police Department has launched Coplogic’s Desk Officer Online Reporting System. Citizen online police reporting allows the residents of Rialto to file police reports online. By filing a police report online, citizens will not have to wait for an officer to respond and will automatically be sent their police report as an email.

Click Here to Initiate an Online Report

CrimeMapping.com

CrimeMapping.com provides residents with a means to access recent crime activity by neighborhood. In addition, if a crime occurs in your area, you can also sign up to receive an automated email notification of what occurred. Click Here to visit CrimeMapping.com

Report Graffiti Online

Report Graffiti - Your request may remain anonymous, but please be as specific as possible about the location of the graffiti you are reporting. Please note that response time is approximately 24 - 48 hours when City Hall is open. Requests made on weekends or during holiday periods may take slightly longer.

Click Here to Report Graffiti

A study on the effects of body-worn cameras on police use-of-force that was produced by Police Foundation Executive Fellow Tony Farrar, Retired Chief of the Rialto Police Department, has been published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, a scientific publication. The article has received nationwide recognition as the first ever scientific study of how body-worn cameras affect police interaction with the public. The journal article, written by Retired Chief Farrar and his fellow researchers Dr. Arial Barak and Dr. Alex Sutherland of Cambridge University (UK), has been widely cited by national media over the past years.  

The study was one of three international winners of the 2014 IACP/Motorola Solutions Webber Seavey Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement presented at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Orlando in October. The award recognizes law enforcement agencies that have developed innovative programs within their communities to address a specific need. The study also won the 2013 Award for Excellence in Evidence-Based Policing from the Society of Evidence-Based Policing at its 2013 conference at the University of Cambridge (UK).

 In an article announcing the new Journal of Quantitative Criminology article, Cambridge University said the experiment “showed that evidence capture is just one output of body-worn video, and the technology is perhaps most effective at actually preventing escalation during police-public interactions: whether abusive behavior towards police or unnecessary use-of-force by police.”

The study prepared by Retired Chief Farrar has been widely cited during the on-going debate about how to improve relations between police and the communities they serve. President Obama urged police departments to consider the technology, and asked Congress to provide funding for 50,000 body-worn cameras nationwide. Retired Chief Farrar said he is pleased that his research has played a role in furthering the discussion on body-worn cameras.

"I am truly honored to be part of a research study that has had such a significant impact on the policing profession; not just locally, but across the United States and around the world," Retired Chief Farrar said.

To submit questions regarding the Rialto Police Department’s Body-Worn Video Program please email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To review the Department's Policy on Body-Worn Video - click here. 

 

 Retired Chief Tony Farrar is shown wearing a body camera mounted to his collar. 

 

An example of how the camera can be mounted to an officer's glasses or sunglasses. The batter pack is shown in the background.

Front Page Message

CodeRed is a high-speed telephone Emergency Notification Service which will allow the Police Department staff to deliver pre-recorded emergency messages by phone to targeted areas or throughout the entire City. This fast and efficient service will allow Rialto residents and business owners who register their contact information with CodeRed to receive emergency information in the event of a major disaster or emergency. The CodeRed system comes with a limited information database but the Rialto Police Department is asking all residents and business owners to register with CodeRed to ensure maximum distribution of emergency information in the event the system is ever utilized. The CodeRed registration is for Rialto RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES only. If you are not a City of Rialto resident, please contact your local Emergency Manager (through your local police or fire department) to inquire about your city's mass notification system and the procedures for registering. CodeRed Weather Warning is an additional notification system designed to deliver weather alerts after warnings are issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). This system functions the same as the emergency notification system and is also available to all Rialto residents. To register for either alert system, please click here:CodeRED® Emergency Notification System  

CHARLES BULL

Race: White

Sex: Male

Age at Death: 63 years

Synopsis: On September 29, 1985, Charles Bull was discovered dead on a Rialto Street. Witnesses advised they heard a commotion in the early morning hours and a motor home driving away from the scene. It was later determined that the motor home belonged to Bull and was found abandoned three days later in a neighboring county.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Cold Case Homicide Unit at (909) 421-4990 or (909) 820-2632.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cold Case Homicide Unit at (909) 421-4990 or (909) 820-2632.


 

CHARLES GEORGE OSBERG

 

Race: White

Sex: Male

Age at Death: 44 years

 

Synopsis: On December 24, 1980 (Christmas Eve) at approximately 9:45 p.m., Charles Osberg was seated inside his residence watching a Christmas television show with his friends and family. Without warning, a snipers’ bullet tore through the residence window, striking Mr. Osberg in the neck, killing him. He was 44 years old at the time of his murder. Moments before the murder, a witness inside the residence observed a 1977 or 1978 white Cadillac drive slowly past three or four times. It is unknown if the occupant(s) in this Cadillac were involved in Osberg’s murder. Mr. Osberg was employed as the plant manager for CalPortland Cement Company in Colton, California (now known as CalPortland Company). The motive for his murder is unclear. In the three years prior to Mr. Osberg’s murder, there were numerous arsons and non-fatal attacks directed at the plant’s supervisory personnel. The crimes were believed to have been committed by disgruntled employees because of the decisions the supervisory personnel (including Mr. Osberg) were making at the time. CalPortland Company will still honor the $25,000 reward offered in 1980 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Charles George Osberg.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cold Case Homicide Unit at (909) 421-4990 or (909) 820-2632.


 

News

We are pleased to announce that we now offer online anonymous tipping. Please use the Nixle app on our home page. - - - - - - - - - - To receive up-to-the-minute neighborhood information on your cell phone or by email, register at www.Nixle.com. For more information click on the Nixle link. - - - - - - - - - - Check out "Coffee with the Chief" - come and get to know your Police Chief Randy De Anda. - - - - - - - - - - The Rialto Police Department is proud to announce the CitySourced app that will allow citizens to report incidents via their smart phone. - - - - - - - - - -

Anonymous Online Tipping App

Click on the icon below to be taken directly to the Nixle anonymous tipping page.

You may also call the toll-free hotline listed on the link.

Submit an Anonymous Tip

 

Remember, report all urgent or emergency matters by calling 9-1-1!

Nixle App

Click on the icon below to be taken directly to the Nixle a page.

Receive community information instantly! Sign up at Nixle.com today! It's quick, easy and secure.

 

The Rialto Police Department is proud to announce the incorporation of NIXLE to enhance communications with our community.

NIXLE is a free service that allows community members to receive trusted, up-to-the-minute, neighborhood information for where you live, work, visit – or for where your family and friends are located throughout the country.

  • You choose the information you want, for the locations you want, from urgent public safety alerts to less time sensitive advisories and community information.
  • You choose how you want to receive the information, whether it’s over your cell phone by text message, by email or over the web (or all of the above).
  • You stay connected to what is happening in the community at locations that are relevant to you.
  • Registration is FREE, SIMPLE, and SECURE!