The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program was created in 1996 in a cooperative effort between the City of Rialto Police Department and the Rialto Unified School District. The School Resource Officer is an asset used by the community and the school district in an attempt to address situations in the lives of students in a manner other than within the judicial system.

The School Resource Officers provide the school, staff, and students with direct access to law enforcement personnel, which also provides for an immediate response to problems on and around the campus on a daily basis. The officers use a proactive approach to deal with the pressures today’s youth encounter, and provide that liaison or mentoring/counseling relationship that would otherwise be unavailable.

If you need to contact your School Resource Officers:

Agnes Watson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jason Sanders - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charles Jones - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Don't forget - you can text in a tip. Text RIALTO and your tip to 847411 (tip411). This is great way for your student to keep us informed.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding this program, please contact Lieutenant James Kurkoske at 909-820-2568 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






The Crime Analysis Unit falls under the Operations Division and is primarily responsible for the identification, analysis, and dissemination of crime and offender information to patrol and other divisions of the department to assist in the goals of crime prevention, criminal apprehension, and resource allocation. Incident data is studied to determine “who is doing what to whom” and to assist in the identification of any existing crime pattern(s) or series. This type of information is distributed to all members of the department by means of crime bulletin notifications, crime series forecasts, wanted flyers, and hot sheets. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is used to display a visual of the incident locations and aids in the identification of hot spots and/or denser crime areas which is oftentimes useful in determining where to focus extra patrol efforts.

CAU also works closely with the Detective Bureau by providing a list of possible suspects that match certain criteria on a case-by-case basis in order to clear cases involving homicide, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, grand theft, sex crimes, and identity theft.  Some of these factors include but are not limited to a suspect’s physical description, vehicles owned/associated with, parole/probation status, prior criminal history as it relates to the investigation, and probable locations for contacting the individual.

The Crime Analysis Unit also conducts intelligence analysis for the gang and narcotics units by focusing on the relationships between subjects and the criminal organizations they affiliate with. The analysis of statistics is also an essential role of this division. The unit provides regular updates to command staff regarding changing trends in violent and property crimes, response times, traffic data, etc.  This information is used by staff in consideration of personnel deployment changes as well as special projects/operations when targeting areas of concern.

The Rialto Police Department subscribes to the concepts of "evidence-based policing." "Evidence-based policing" is the use of the best available research on the outcomes of police work to implement guidelines and evaluate agencies, units, and officers. It suggests that just doing research is not enough and that proactive efforts are required to push accumulated research evidence into practice through national and community guidelines. These guidelines can then focus in-house evaluations on what works best across agencies, units, victims, and officers.

To contact the Crime Analysis Unit with general inquiries or to submit a request for a written statistical report, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Requests for statistics can also be submitted at our front counter by filling out an Application for Police Public Disclosure~Request for Statistical Information (blue form).  For your convenience, this form is available in both English and Spanish.  All requests for copies of police reports or calls for service history logs should be directed to our Records Bureau.

If you are interested in moving to the City of Rialto or for general inquiries regarding a specific neighborhood or area within the City of Rialto, please contact Area Command Liaison Dave Hernandez at (909) 820-2673 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that he may forward your request or concern to the appropriate Area Commander for follow up.

Click here to learn more about interning with the Crime Analysis Unit.

The Rialto Police Department's Bike Patrol Team is a highly effective and pro-active policing tool. The team participates in numerous anti-crime efforts and provided security for several community and downtown events. The team currently consists of five specially trained officers. Each officer had to attend an arduous week long training course where they learned how to traverse stairs, maneuver through obstacles, chase fleeing criminals and use the bike to gain a tactical advantage on criminals.

The Rialto Police Department’s Bike Team has received tremendous financial support from several businesses within the community. These businesses have generously contributed over $20,000 dollars to purchase bikes and other needed equipment. Due to their generous contributions, the Rialto Police Department’s Bike Team is equipped with the best bikes and equipment money can buy.

The Rialto Police Department's Dispatch Center is in operation 365 days a year, 24 hours per day. Dispatchers are the communications link between citizens and officers. Dispatchers receive, evaluate and prioritize emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Dispatchers assign officers to handle calls for service. Dispatchers keep track of officer locations. Dispatchers document all transactions in a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system.

9-1-1 is an immediate way to contact local emergency services; Police, Fire, and Medical during an emergency. Dial 9-1-1 for any EMERGENCY. An emergency is a serious situation where a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical help is needed right away. DO NOT call 9-1-1 for general information or non-emergencies.

2-1-1 is a toll-free phone number that provides information and referrals for health and social services. Dialing 2-1-1 is the quickest way to access non-emergency resources for your family, your neighbors and your employees. www.211sb.com

If you have any questions about the communications center, or need additional assistance, please contact Supervisor Angela Haddad at 909-421-7275 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Narcotics Team is a specially trained enforcement team responsible for the investigation and reduction of narcotics sales that negatively impact the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout the City of Rialto.

The Rialto Police Department currently has one officer assigned to the DEA Task Force and one officer assigned to the Tri-City Regionalized Narcotics Team (representing Rialto, Fontana and Colton).

Currently, the Street Crime Attack Team (SCAT) handles all ongoing narcotics investigations. For more information or to report suspected narcotics activity, please contact Sergeant Andre Shourds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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