RCPD, History and Background

On July 1, 2003 the City of Rancho Cordova officially became an incorporated City.  The City of Rancho Cordova established a Law Enforcement services contract with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, thus forming the Rancho Cordova Police Department. The Rancho Cordova Police Department is providing quality and efficient Law Enforcement services to the citizens of Rancho Cordova.

Upon incorporation, the City adopted an agreement stating that all Law Enforcement within the City of Rancho Cordova shall be provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and shall include the enforcement of State statutes, including City codes and ordinances.

The contracted services include; Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Investigations, and Administrative services. As part of the City’s contract with SSD, the City pays the salaries for 55 sworn and 7 non-sworn staff, which works solely within the City.
 
The Police Station is located at 2897 Kilgore Road in the City of Rancho Cordova.

Any calls for service occurring outside the Rancho Cordova City boundaries, but within the unincorporated area of Sacramento County are handled by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Any traffic complaints, concerns, collisions occurring outside the Rancho Cordova City boundaries, but within the unincorporated area of Sacramento County are handled by the California Highway Patrol.

RCPD Philosophy and Values

VISION

The Rancho Cordova Police Department is committed to provide high quality public safety services to our constituents to create an environment in which all may enjoy an optimum quality of life and economic prosperity.

VALUES

Concern for our Community

  • Protect and serve our diverse community to the best of our ability
  • Treat all with candor, empathy and respect
  • Be accountable to the public trust
  • Develop strength through partnerships and collaboration

Concern for our duties

  • Provide an individualized and innovative approach to each situation
  • Act with courage in the face of adversity
  • Lead through exemplary conduct, appearance and demeanor
  • Strive for excellence through self-improvement, education and training

Concern for our fellow employees

  • Treat each other with respect, courtesy and fairness
  • Encourage and accept the flow of communication
  • Ensure positive recognition and encouragement of all employees
  • Be a reliable teammate

Concern for our profession

  • Maintain ethical behavior both on and off the job
  • Serve with honesty, loyalty and integrity
  • Recognize the legacy created by our actions
  • Respect the history and traditions of our agency