Redlands Police Press Releases
Nov. 3, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department has been awarded a $115,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Redlands Police will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
Oct. 25, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department was named the recipient of the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Research at the organization’s awards dinner Oct. 15.
RPD received the award for research designed to determine if crime could be reduced through direct neighborhood education in areas where a burglary had occurred. Members of the Redlands Citizen Volunteer Patrol and Park Rangers conducted the neighborhood contacts. The research project took place from September 2014 through December 2015 and was completed by Dr. Travis Tanaguchi, who worked for the Redlands Police Department under an agreement with the Police Foundation.
Oct. 6, 2016 - Accustomed to handing out crime-prevention and public safety tips, Redlands Police officers will instead be accepting tips to benefit Special Olympics Southern California from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Redlands Red Robin restaurant, 27476 Lugonia Ave.
Redlands Police officers and other RPD personnel will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to collect tips from guests to raise funds for Special Olympics Southern California.
Oct. 5, 2016 - A 31-year-old San Bernardino man was arrested after reportedly stabbing a woman, chasing her with a vehicle and ramming another vehicle and assaulting that vehicle’s passenger as the victim pleaded for help.
Redlands Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1500 block of Webster Street shortly after 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. When officers arrived they found the victim, a 31-year-old woman, and the suspect, Jeremy Stan Rice, in the street along with another woman who was also allegedly assaulted by the suspect.
Sept. 29, 2016 - Applications are now being accepted for the next Redlands Police Department Citizen Volunteer Academy which will be held March 2 through April 20, 2017. Graduation is scheduled for April 26, 2017.
The eight-week Citizen Volunteer Academy provides volunteers training in citation writing, radio procedure, crime scene management, report writing, traffic control, patrol vehicle driving, Emergency Operations Center operations and other areas.
Sept. 8, 2016 - This past Labor Day holiday period, the Redlands Police Department partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk-driving enforcement campaign. From Aug. 19-Sept. 5, local law enforcement showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting five offenders for the deadly crime. Two drivers were also arrested and cited on possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
The Redlands Police Department ramped up its usual enforcement efforts, adding three sobriety checkpoints and six saturation patrols. By removing drunken drivers from the roads, many lives were likely saved, said Chief of Police Mark A.Garcia.
Aug. 31, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct two DUI/Driver License checkpoints over the Labor Day Weekend. The first will take place in the southbound lanes of Tennessee Street at Park Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, until 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The second checkpoint is scheduled for the southbound lanes of Alabama Street at Park Avenue from 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, until 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Aug. 30, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint in northbound lanes of Sixth Street at Redlands Boulevard from 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, until 2 a.m. Friday morning. Motorists driving through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol- and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver license.
Aug. 25, 2016 - The Redlands Police Department is recruiting volunteer pilots to participate in its Air Support Unit, RedHawk1.
Pilots must be at least 21 years old with at least a private pilot’s license, current medical certificate and a minimum 300 Pilot in Command hours of flight time in a fixed-wing, general aviation aircraft with significant time in a Cessna 172.
Aug. 18, 2016 - This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, the Redlands Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.
The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with sobriety checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roads. During the enforcement period, the Redlands Police Department will conduct five DUI/Driver License checkpoints and several targeted “saturation patrols.”