The Ridgecrest Police Department is organized into two major divisions; Field Services and Support Services. Each Division is responsible for providing quality and professional service to ensure the safety and security of Ridgecrest’s residents, visitors, and businesses.
The Department is dedicated to providing the highest possible level of service to the community. This service commitment is maintained through the Department’s response to calls for service and its proactive patrol of the City. Specifically, the Department strives to prevent criminal activity, documents and investigates criminal activity, apprehends criminal offenders, aids in the prosecution of criminals, and provides community services such as crime prevention seminars and counseling. The responsibility for the smooth and efficient flow of traffic is also assumed by the Department through traffic enforcement and accident investigations.
The Department’s service commitment to the community is ultimately assumed by each individual employee.
Field Services Division
The Field Services Division is commanded by a Division Commander and is responsible for implementing the Department’s service commitment to the community. The Field Services Division consists of the Patrol Bureau and related Units/Functions e.g., Traffic, Communications, Police Reserves, and Disaster Preparedness.
SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION
The Support Services Division is commanded by a Division Commander and is responsible for a variety of functions in support of departmental operations and services. The Support Services Division consists of the Administrative Services Bureau and Investigations.