The Operations Division is the largest division in the Police Department, and consists of several police units including Patrol, SWAT, Animal Control, Canine, Traffic/Motors, Reserve Program, Field Training, Crime Prevention and many others.
The Canine Program began in the mid 1980’s as an asset to patrol in searching and locating fleeing felons, lost children and missing persons. The primary purpose of the canine unit is tracking, crowd control, officer protection, and as a backup to the canine officer when arresting combative subjects and bringing them under control. The canine unit has also been popular at public demonstrations.
The City of Rocklin has one of the lowest crime rates of any city of similar population in the state of California. Although there are several factors contributing to our low crime rate, Rocklin’s emphasis on crime prevention, community awareness and education, and community oriented policing and problem solving plays a key role.
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Patrol officers are the first responders to all emergency and most nonemergency requests for traffic enforcement, crime reports, vehicle accidents, disturbance/noise issues, suspicious persons, parking, and most problems involving public safety and community care-taking. Quick reaction is a valuable asset in deterring crimes and harmful activities and urges its citizens to report suspicious activity and information promptly.
The Reserve Police Officer Program (RPOP) is composed of members of our community who choose to dedicate a portion of their time to community service by working as part-time employees or volunteers with Rocklin PD. These officers work with full-time regular officers to provide law enforcement services for the City.
Rocklin – Roseville Regional Special Operations Unit
The Rocklin Police Department, in partnership with Roseville PD, maintains a regional Special Operations Unit consisting of SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) and CINT (Crisis Incident Negotiations Team). The Rocklin/Roseville PD partnership includes EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) as well.