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Lieutenant Dean Hardin PDF Print E-mail

Lieutenant Dean Hardin’s law enforcement career includes over 17 years as a police officer with the City of Rialto and four years active military service with the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Infantry. Lieutenant Hardin is a Gulf War Veteran and a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Class #227. Lieutenant Hardin holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Lieutenant Hardin is an adjunct instructor for Everest College, teaching subjects such as, Criminal Evidence, Policing in America, Criminology, and Terrorism.

Lieutenant Hardin has held a variety of assignments to include; Patrol Officer, Gang and Narcotics Investigator, Detective, and Internal Affairs. As the Street Crime Attack Team (SCAT) Supervisor he coordinated the City’s first two gang injunctions. Lieutenant Hardin is a court recognized gangs and narcotics expert and is a member of the California Narcotics Officer Association, and the California Gang Investigator’s Association.

Lieutenant Hardin is currently assigned to oversee the Specialized Services Division and can be contacted at 909-820-2634 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Captain Randy De Anda PDF Print E-mail


 

Captain DeAnda has been a police officer for 28 years; 21 years of which have been with the Rialto Police Department.

Captain De Anda possesses a Bachelors Degree in Workforce Education and Development and he is a graduate of the POST Executive Leadership Command College and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police.

Captain De Anda has held assignments to include; Field Training Officer, Detective, Narcotics, and the Street Crime Attack Team (SCAT). While working with SCAT he was involved in several narcotic sting operations, gang and parole sweeps, search warrants, and other high profile cases. He has testified as an expert in gangs and narcotics and is a member of California Gang Investigators' Association and the California Narcotics Officers' Association.

Captain De Anda provides leadership and supervision over the Area Command Program and has been involved in several Area Command Projects. These projects include: the first City of Rialto gang injunction, the beautification of Citrus Grove housing complex and other multi-housing developments, nuisance abatement involving Scores Bar, Oakwood Lounge, El Patio Night Club, and medical marijuana dispensaries. Captain De Anda is also involved in many other community events such as Neighborhood Watch, National Night Out, faith-based organizations, and business organizations.

 
Lieutenant Andrew Karol PDF Print E-mail

Lieutenant Andrew Karol’s law enforcement career includes over 15 years as a police officer with the City of Rialto and five years active duty with the United States Marine Corps as a Special Reaction Team (SRT) member.

Lieutenant Karol is a Desert Storm Veteran and a graduate of the Sheriff Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Class #217. Lieutenant Karol holds his Bachelor's Degree and State of California teaching credential, which he obtained from the California State University Long Beach. He is currently completing his Master's in Public Administration from California State University Northridge.

Lieutenant Karol has held a variety of assignments to include; Field Training Officer (FTO), FTO Coordinator, Gang and Narcotics Investigator, SWAT team member, and SWAT sniper team leader. Lieutenant Karol has testified as an expert in gangs and narcotics and is a member of the California Gang Investigators Association, California Peace Officers' Association, and California Narcotic Officers' Association. Lieutenant Karol currently supervises SWAT and Patrol teams 1 and 6.

Lieutenant Karol is currently assigned to oversee the Professional Standards Division and he is also the Area 1 Commander. He can be reached at 909-820-2526 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Rialto Police Department Strategic Plan PDF Print E-mail

View the 2014 - 2015 Rialto Police Department Strategic Plan here

 
Chief Tony Farrar PDF Print E-mail

Chief William “Tony” Farrar has been a police officer for 31 years. Chief Farrar is a graduate of the POST Executive Leadership Command College and the Police Executive Research Forum - Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University. He is also an adjunct instructor through the Coast Community College District.

Chief Farrar holds graduate degrees in Administration of Justice and Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science. He recently graduated from the University of Cambridge (UK) - Institute of Criminology with an additional graduate degree in Criminology.

Chief Farrar is a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Development Program and a certified trainer through the Peace Officers Standard and Training in six different disciplines. He is also a certified trainer through the California Association of Tactical Officers and the National Tactical Officers Association.

In 2009, Chief Farrar received the Peace Officers Standards and Training Individual Excellence in Training Award. The Excellence in Training Award recognizes outstanding contributions to law enforcement training. The award encourages innovation, quality, and effectiveness. He was the "runner up" for this award in 2008.

Chief Farrar has extensive knowledge and expertise relating to tactical operations and has presented information relating to tactical operations to audiences including law enforcement, community groups, and the private sector throughout California and other states. He has developed several law enforcement conferences and training venues and his written materials have been published in both domestic and international publications.

In 2009, Chief Farrar participated in a Homeland Security Training Mission in Israel; training with experts in law enforcement, the military, and the private sector. In 2010, Chief Farrar participated in a Humanitarian Mission to Haiti; assisting with relief efforts and evaluating first response plans.

In February 2013, Chief Farrar was appointed as an Executive Fellow at the Police Foundation in Washington D.C. The Police Foundations central focus is the advancement of policing through innovation, research and science. In April 2013, Chief Farrar participated in the 13th Annual Jerry Lee Capitol Hill Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy (Police Education in What Works: From the US to the UK). In May 2013, Chief Farrar was appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Cambridge Executive Program.

Chief Farrar continues to teach leadership courses throughout the state and has been recognized for his leadership training by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and other state and national organizations.

Chief Farrar is also a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Society of Evidence-Based Policing, the California Police Chief's Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Most recently, Chief Farrar received the 2013 Award of Excellence in Evidence-Based Policing from the Society of Evidence-Based Policing. This award was presented to Chief Farrar at the 6th Annual Evidence-Based Policing Conference in Cambridge.

 
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