The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department serving the citizens of Rancho Cordova

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

Our Community, Our Commitment

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.

MISSION

The mission of the Rancho Cordova Police Department is the protection of life and property, the preservation of the public peace and the enforcement of the law in partnership with our communities. To accomplish our mission, we dedicate ourselves to service with concern.

VALUES

We believe in empowering our employees to make decisions, providing for a flexible and creative environment that fosters ownership and a high work ethic, while maintaining accountability and our commitment to the department, the profession and the community.

We will present a professional image at all times, reflecting pride in our profession, respect for all whom we encounter, and demonstrating daily our commitment to quality service to our community and to each other.

We promote constant employee development through training, coaching and mentoring, and recognition to enhance employee morale and to provide the best possible level of service to the community.

We believe in community partnerships to address quality of life issues utilizing a problem solving approach and maintaining open lines of communication with all members of the community.

We believe in total quality customer satisfaction by providing one-stop services access, community education, emergency response, and an integrated multi-agency approach to problem solving.

We shall participate in strong community leadership, working with other community leaders to improve the quality of life for all with emphasis on the value and well being of our community’s youth.