Captain Andrew Karol’s law enforcement career includes over twenty years of law enforcement experience with the City of Rialto, and as a Desert Storm Veteran, he spent five years active duty and three years reserves with the United States Marine Corps. Captain Karol served overseas with the 12th Marines, and was a member of the (SRT) Special Reaction Team.

Captain Karol is a graduate of the Sheriff Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI), Class #217. Captain Karol is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum, Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), Class #63. Captain Karol holds a Bachelor's Degree and his State of California teaching credentials from California State University Long Beach. Captain Karol also holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge.

Captain Karol has held a number of different assignments at the Department, to include: Patrol, Professional Standards, Field Training Officer (FTO), FTO Coordinator, Gang and Narcotics Investigator, SWAT team entry member, and SWAT Sniper team leader. Captain Karol has testified as an expert in gangs and narcotics and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, California Police Chiefs Association, the Police Executive Research Forum, California Gang Investigators Association, California Peace Officers' Association, and the National Tactical Officers Association.

Captain Karol is currently assigned as the Operation’s Bureau Captain, which includes Patrol, IVS SWAT, Area Command, Traffic Division, K-9s, Animal Control, Dispatch, and School Resource Officer Program.

Captain Karol can be reached at 909-820-2526 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday. Law Enforcement Explorer posts help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities.

For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth. The Rialto Police Department Explorer Program currently has 23 active explorers.

If you are interested in becoming a police explorer, please contact Corporal Vicki Gerard at 909-820-2603, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Animal Control Licensing Inspector's main duties are to canvass the City for unlicensed dogs and violations of RMC Chapter 6; which pertains to animal control regulations and vicious and dangerous dogs; PC 597 with regard to cruelty to animals; write citations as necessary; sell tags in the field and collect money for them; answer all phone inquiries and complaints regarding licensing and animal laws; compute licensing fees; and establish payment arrangements as necessary.  The Licensing Inspector also coordinates and works all shot clinics, which are usually held four times each year.



The Rialto Police Volunteers are involved in several aspects of service to the Police Department. Among other things, they assist with traffic control at accident and crime scenes, conduct citizen and vacation patrols, host Neighborhood Watch Meetings, conduct station tours, and conduct free child fingerprinting at a variety of Department events.

Every Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m., Police Volunteer Judy Roberts hosts "Coffee with a Cop" at the Farmer Boys Restaurant, 1310 W. Baseline Road, Rialto. This program is an avenue for citizens to meet informally with Department representatives to discuss issues of importance to them, such as: crime trends, neighborhood problems and quality of life issues. Judy then disseminates the information to the appropriate Department representative, or she forwards it to Code Enforcement.

There are currently 33 Police Volunteers, and 96 Neighborhood Watch Groups. Volunteers donate approximately 5,000 hours of service to the Department annually. We are indebted to this fine group of men and women who selflessly dedicate themselves to assisting the Rialto Police Department.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Packet and return a signed hardcopy to the Police Department front counter, attention Cpl. Gerard.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Corporal Vicki Gerard at 909-820-2603 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Police Volunteer Application (Click Here)

The Humane Services Unit is responsible for handling all animal related calls for the City. The Human Services section is staffed by three full-time Animal Control Officers and one Animal Control Licensing Inspector.

If you need to report an animal control call, please call the main communications center at 909-820-2550. If you need to speak to, or leave a message for, a Humane Services Officer, please call 909-421-7223.