Divisions

 

The Rialto Police Department Traffic Unit has two primary responsibilities. The unit investigates traffic collisions and all traffic related crimes, and strives to reduce highway deaths, injuries, and property damage through enforcement.

Officers in this unit use a variety of sophisticated equipment in the investigation of serious accidents. Our officers use land surveying equipment and complex computer mapping systems to generate precise factual diagrams of collision scenes. These diagrams are used to determine vehicle speeds and directions of travel. Complex algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric calculations are performed during the course of the investigations. In order to better understand and investigate collisions, skilled traffic officers are trained and educated in various field of science, including kinetics and Newtonian physics.

During 2011 the Rialto Police Department obtained grant funds from the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for several programs to included, a comprehensive DUI reduction program, DUI checkpoint operations, and seat belt enforcement operations. In addition, the Traffic Unit conducted several presentations (programs) at local schools to include "Safety City" and "Teen Driver Awareness." Traffic personnel became involved in a countywide DUI program called Avoid the 25, which is comprised of 25 San Bernardino County agencies that collectively work together targeting DUI offenders. This program is also sponsored by The Office of Traffic Safety.

 

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If you need additional information please contact Sergeant Cameron Nelson at 909-820-2515 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Corporal Ron Russo at 909-421-4981 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For general information you can email the Traffic Unit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Rialto Police Department Detective Bureau is responsible for handling complex criminal investigations beyond the initial efforts of law enforcement field personnel.  Some of the cases handled by detectives include homicides, serious assaults, sex crimes, reports of elder or child abuse, robberies, burglaries, frauds, and other thefts.

These investigative efforts include the gathering of information, interviewing involved parties, collecting evidence, recovery of stolen property, arresting offenders, and bringing criminal cases to successful prosecution and conclusion.  They are accomplished through the ongoing relationships and collaborative efforts of personnel throughout the law enforcement community, as well as other professionals in both public and private sectors, and private citizens.

If you need any additional information please contact SergeantRob Muir at 909-820-2632 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Rialto Police Department K9 Unit is made up of four K9 teams. The K9 units are deployed to conduct area, perimeter, open fields and building searches. The police K9’s allow officers perform their duties in a safe manner, by alerting on the areas where suspects have hidden themselves in order to avoid capture and arrest. K9 teams are also trained to detect drugs and narcotics.

The use of the police K9’s save the citizens of Rialto over 1200 manpower hours annually. The Rialto Police K9’s also conduct several demonstrations throughout the year to meet and greet the public. A majority of these requests for K9 demonstrations are from schools and children’s groups.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the Rialto Police Department K9 Unit, please email Sergeant Richard Royce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Officer Joseph Maltese and Smoky

Officer Maltese has been at the Rialto Police Department since January 2001.  During this time, he has been assigned to the Patrol Division and is currently assigned to the Canine Unit. Officer Maltese holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.  He is also a California POST certified canine evaluator and has certified canine teams in the southern California region.  Officer Maltese is also a member of the California Narcotics Canine Association.

Smoky is a 75-lb. Belgian Malinois.  He was born in Holland on December 5, 2005 and was imported into the United States in June 2008.

Officer Maltese and Smoky have been a team since June 2008.  Some of Smoky’s duties are apprehending felony suspects, searching for articles, and sniffing for drugs.  He is trained to detect marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin.  Officer Maltese and Smoky have been involved in narcotics investigations which lead to thousands of dollars of U.S. currency and hundreds of pounds of narcotics recovered and seized.


Officer Dane Stordahl and Bunker

 Officer Stordahl began his carrer as a deputy with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department in 2008. He joined the Rialto Police Department in January 2012 where he was assigned to Patrol. In July of 2015, he was promoted to the Canine Unit. 

Bunker is a three and a half year old Dutch Shepherd. He was born in Holland and imported to the United States. Bunker is a dog with a high drive and is currently certified in patrol.


 Officer Michael McDonagh and Blade

 Officer McDonagh began his career as a Los Angeles Police Officer in 2002. He joined the Rialto Police Department in November 2011, where he was assigned to Patrol. In January of 2016 he was promoted to the canine unit.

Blade is a two and a half year old Belgian Malinois. He was born in Holland and imported to the United States. He is currently certified in patrol. 


 Officer Jarrod Zirkle and Boda

Officer Zirkle began his career with Rialto Police Department in October of 2014 after graduating from West Virginia State University in 2013. He was promoted to canine handler in January 2017.

Boda is a three year old female Belgian Malinois. She was born in the Netherlands and imported to the United States. She is currently certified in Patrol and is the first female K9 for the department. 


  Officer Erik Valtierra and Yuri

Officer Valtierra began his law enforcement career at the age of 15 by joining the Rialto Police Explorers. After spending four years in the Explorer program, Officer Valtierra was hired as a Parking Enforcement Officer. In May of 2013, he became a full time Police Officer and promoted to canine hanlder in March of 2017.

Yuir is a three year old male Belgian Malinois. He was born in Holland and imported to the United States. He is currently certified in patrol.


 

 

The Street Crime Attack Team (SCAT) is a specially trained gang enforcement team. The team is currently comprised of one sergeant, one corporal and four officers; with the primary mission of reducing gang violence and impacting the quality of life in neighborhoods through the persistent application of innovative law enforcement techniques. This concept is based upon ethical practices and effective strategies that endorse the use of extensive prevention, and suppression techniques. SCAT works in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, San Bernardino County Probation, State Parole, and the District Attorney’s Office in their endeavor to arrest and prosecute violent gang members.

If you need additional information please contact Sergeant Robert Morales at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can text in tips by texting the keyword "RIALTO" and your tip to 847411.

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On July 1, 2012 the cities of Rialto, Colton, and Fontana joined forces and created the Inland Valley SWAT Team. A 45-man tactical and negotiating team highly trained in specialized tactics and complex negotiations. This regionalization came about due to a greater need to do more with less and still allowing for specialized police officers to respond to major incidents within the region. It definitely benefits all of the cities involved in that there is a huge cost savings and manpower benefit which is especially important during these tough economic times.

The Inland Valley SWAT Team is comprised of five color coded teams (Red Team, Green Team, Silver Team, Black Team, and Gold Team) that handle different tasks during a call out based on their color code designation. Each tactical unit rotates being on-call every fourth week and must have a minimal response time to a call out thus assuring a prompt response during an emergency. IVS team members train twice a month and respond 24-hours a day to any type of incident that patrol officers are not equipped to handle.

The Inland Valley SWAT Team also has 4 fully trained paramedics and a tactical surgeon that can handle any medical emergency encountered during a tactical situation. Since December 2012, IVS has been called out several times resolving each incident successfully and with no injury to citizens or suspects. For more information regarding IVS please contact

Cpt. Andrew Karol at (909) 820-2526 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.