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 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..


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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.

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 Logistic's Unit oversees the day to day (facilities) operation of the Police Department. Logistics personnel are responsible for fleet and building maintenance, ordering of supplies, issuance and inventory of equipment and other related special projects.

In addition to overseeing and coordinating the day to day facilities and fleet operations of the department, the Logistics Unit is directly involved in the remodel of the police facility. This project consists of improvements throughout both floors of the building. The project encompasses demolition of old wall and floor coverings and replacing them with new paint, polished concrete flooring and carpeting to create a more professional image. The project also includes new office furniture; refurbished bathrooms; refurbished employee lounge;  refurbished locker rooms; refurbished conference room and a new briefing room.