Divisions

The Professional Standards Division is an internal administrative investigations unit staffed with personnel who report directly to the Chief of Police. Sergeant James Mills is the unit supervisor. The Professional Standards Division is responsible for investigating complaints that are received from members of the public concerning the performance, demeanor, and behavior of police personnel. The unit also conducts internal investigations concerning violations of Department policy and criminal law that are reported by police personnel, and maintains confidential personnel files of our employees.

The Professional Standards Division investigates risk management issues, conducts internal audits concerning appropriate use of force standards, police pursuits, personnel records retention, and other Department policies and functions. The unit works in cooperation with the City Attorneys Offices, reviews matters of civil liability for the Department and the City, and responds to court requests for police personnel information. The unit assists in coordinating and implementing policies and procedures aimed at improving police services to our community. The unit also provides training for police personnel concerning complaint documentation and investigation as well as employee discipline and professionalism standards.

The Command Staff of the Rialto Police Department regularly reviews and evaluates the work performance of our police personnel in order to ensure the highest levels of professionalism. We recognize that the normal operation of any law enforcement agency may generate complaints of personnel misconduct. We also recognize that the public’s trust in our organization is vital to our success. It is our assurance that each and every complaint of personnel misconduct receives the full attention and review of our management staff. Valid complaints are swiftly and thoroughly investigated and appropriate measures are taken to ensure the professional conduct of our personnel.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the Rialto Police Department Professional Standards Division, please contact Sergeant James Mills at 909-421-7250 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Corporal Christopher Farmer at 909-421-4974 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Captain William Wilson’s law enforcement career includes over 24 years as a police officer with the cities of Rialto, Perris, and Farmers Branch, Texas. He also served four years active duty with the United States Army Infantry. Captain Wilson is a Desert Storm Veteran and he is a graduate of the Sheriff Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Class #316 and POST Command College, Class #58. Captain Wilson graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelors in Workforce Education and also holds his Management POST Certificate. Captain Wilson has held a variety of assignments, to include: Patrol, Gangs, Narcotics, Auto Theft, and Support Services. Captain Wilson is a court recognized expert in gangs, narcotics, and auto theft and is a member of the California Gang Investigators Association, California Peace Officers' Association, California Narcotic Officers' Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and International Auto Theft Investigators Association.

 

Captain Wilson can be reached at (909) 421-7276 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Each month the Rialto Police Department submits a Uniform Crime Report (UCR) to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) containing an array of crime related statistics for the municipal boundaries of Rialto.  One of the main purposes of this report is to capture the number of Part I offenses reported by citizens.  The FBI, in turn, uses this data to identify fluctuations in crime; these comparative studies are performed on agencies throughout the United States that submit data.  Although there are hundreds of crime types that are reported by citizens, a committee established in the 1920s by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) decided to select a small number of crimes to be used as a focus for UCR reporting purposes which are today known as the Part I offenses or Index Crimes (see FBI definitions of these categories at the bottom of this page).  It was agreed upon by the committee that the offenses selected for UCR were representative of "crimes most likely to be reported and most likely to occur with sufficient frequency to provide an adequate basis for comparison".  The following table reflects the Part I crime totals reported by the Rialto Police Department annually to the FBI:

 

 PART I OFFENSES AS DEFINED BY FBI

Criminal Homicide — (a) murder or non-negligent manslaughter defined as the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another; or (b) manslaughter by negligence defined as the killing of another person through gross negligence

Forcible Rape (Definition Revised by DOJ Effective January 1, 2015) -  penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim

Forcible Rape - (Historical Defiinition used prior to 2015) - the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will; statutory offenses are excluded

Robbery — the taking or attempted taking of anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person(s) by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear

Aggravated Assault — an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury; force is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm

Burglary (breaking or entering) — the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft; attempts are included

Larceny Theft (except motor vehicle theft) — the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another; attempts are included while fraud, forgery, embezzlements, etc. are excluded

Motor Vehicle Theft — the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle

Arson — any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

The Reserve Police Officers Program is comprised of members of the community who choose to dedicate a portion of their time by working as volunteers with law enforcement. Reserve Police Officers support the department in a number of capacities such as assisting police officers with patrol duties, conducting patrol in specified areas, providing police presence at various community functions, transportation of prisoners, and crime scene security, just to name a few. If you need additional information on the qualifications to become a Reserve Police Officer you can go the the Peace Officers Stands and Training (POST) website at www.post.ca.gov.

If you are interested in serving your community as a Reserve Police Officer, please contact Corporal Robert Morales at (909) 421-7202 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..