Citizen Patrol Unit

Personal Invitation

The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department are looking for good men and women who would like to volunteer their time to assist and become part of one of the Nation's top Law Enforcement Agencies. Volunteers give law enforcement the opportunity to reduce crime and increase law enforcement services. If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of your community, come join the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Team.

The Citizen Patrol Works with & Enhances the City Police Department!

The Citizen Patrol is a team of highly trained volunteers. They enhance vital crime prevention services and community awareness through proactive law enforcement principles, by being additional eyes and ears for law enforcement.

Citizen Patrol members do not take enforcement action, carry weapons or make arrests. All suspicious activity is reported to the local Police station by radio through the Sheriff's dispatch center.

The Citizen Patrol Program is designed for the volunteer who has an interest in helping law enforcement and the community.

A Citizen Patrol Volunteer will attend a training academy and receive the following training:

  • Orientation and Organization
  • Crime Prevention
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Introduction to Law
  • Driver Awareness
  • Patrol Procedures

Do You Qualify?

  • 18 Years Of Age or Older
  • Good Moral Character
  • Good Driving Record
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Current U. S. citizen


  • Approved Uniforms
  • Attend Monthly Citizen Patrol Meetings
  • Two Patrol Members Ride Per Shift
  • Volunteer 12 Hours Per Month
  • Look, Act, and be Professional at all times
  • Pass Citizen Patrol Academy
  • Pass Field Training
  • Station Duties as Needed
  • No Form of Weapons to be Carried on Duty
  • Pass a Background Check
  • Proof of Car Registration and Vehicle Insurance
  • Proof of Medical Insurance

Why Become a Citizen Volunteer?

  • To become involved with the Spirit of Public Service.
  • To contribute to positive communications between your community and law enforcement.
  • Assist in controlling, reducing, and preventing crime in your community.
  • Meet new people in varied settings.
  • Gain valuable work experience.
  • Offer your area of professional expertise.

For more information contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800.