Gang Injunction PDF Print E-mail

A gang injunction is a restraining order against a group. It is a civil suit that seeks a court order declaring the gang’s public behavior a nuisance and asking for special rules directed toward it’s activity. Injunctions can address the neighborhood’s gang problem before it reaches the level of felony crime activity.

Gang injunctions have a clearly demonstrable positive affect on the neighborhood area covered. Some have had a remarkable effect. In smaller areas, gang nuisance activity can be permanently removed. In larger areas, with gangs entrenched for years, the gang’s hold on the area can be reduced and maintained with a small team of law enforcement officers.

District Attorney Gang Injunction Announcement (WMV Video 3.3MB)

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – On Friday, July 29, 2011, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos, along with Rialto Police Captain Tony Farrar, announced the filing of a lawsuit seeking a gang injunction in the City of Rialto against the criminal street gang “Hustla Squad Clicc.” Dubbed “Operation Hush-A-Squad,” the first phase of the operation consisted of the preliminary service of the gang injunction. A total of 25 preliminary gang injunctions were served.

The second phase of the operation was a zero tolerance proactive patrol of the high crime and gang areas in the City of Rialto that included over 130 law enforcement officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Bernardino County. In addition, several parole and probation checks were conducted.

The operation totals were: 89 arrests for various misdemeanor and felony crimes; 3 firearms seized; and a substantial amount of marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine were recovered.





Lieutenant James Kurkoske PDF Print E-mail

Lt. Kurkoske started his law enforcement career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1989. In 1990 he lateral-transferred to the Rialto Police Department where he has proudly worked for the past 23 years.

Lt. Kurkoske currently holds an Associate’s Degree from Coastline Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Studies from Cal State Long Beach, and is working towards a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute class 203 and has attended many command level tactical training seminars related to police tactics and crisis management.

Lt. Kurkoske has held a variety of assignments with the police department to include; Helicopter Observer, SCAT, Detectives, K-9, Field Training Officer (FTO), and SWAT. As a sergeant Lt. Kurkoske supervised Patrol, FTO Coordinator, Traffic Division, and worked on the Central Valley Narcotics Team. Lt. Kurkoske is also a member of the California Tactical Officers Association, National Tactical Officers Association, and the California Narcotics Officers Association.

Lt. Kurkoske is the area 4 Commander and can be reached at 909-820-2568 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Professional Standards PDF Print E-mail

The Professional Standards Division is an internal administrative investigations unit staffed with personnel who report directly to the Chief of Police. Sergeant Robert Smith 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 email Sergeant Robert Smith at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 909-820-2572

Crime Analysis - Statistics PDF Print E-mail

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:


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 — 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.

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