Chief of Police, Captain James Williams

About Yucaipa Police and Sheriff

The City of Yucaipa is one of the best kept secrets in the Inland Empire.  Incorporating in 1989, the City of Yucaipa is strategically located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, contains 27 square miles and has a population of approximately 52,000 citizens. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement services for the city as well as the neighboring communities of Angelus Oaks, Forest Falls, Oak Glen and Mentone. The county area patrolled by deputies assigned to Yucaipa Station is approximately 225 square miles and has a population of over 10,000 citizens.

Located within the City are 14 City operated parks, an equestrian center, as well as a State Park and a Regional County Park for swimming, and fishing. Home to over 40 churches, 90 social groups, two theater groups, and outstanding year round youth sport programs, makes Yucaipa  an ideal location for raising a family.  Due to its strong community support and focus on family orientated activities, Yucaipa has a small town atmosphere with the reputation as one of the premier residential communities in the Inland Empire.

Volunteerism abounds with 167 public safety volunteers who donate over 30,000 hours of time annually.  supplement the Yucaipa Police Departments paid staff. Theses dedicated professionals provide the staffing for Reserves, Citizen Patrol, 2 highly trained Search & Rescue Teams, a Mounted Posse, a Chaplain Corp, and Explorer Scouts.  The hours of service donated by our volunteers enables the Yucaipa Police Department to provide a much higher level of service to all of its citizens.

Yucaipa residents enjoy the safety and security of living in one of the safest cities in the Inland Empire.  In addition to the “routine” patrol services the Yucaipa Police Station provides, a Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT), a Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) which is comprised of highly trained investigators that target specific criminal activity. Additionally, they have a dedicated School Resource Officer (SRO) and are in the process of developing a new program that focuses on deterring juvenile crime through education.

The men and women of the Yucaipa Police Department remain committed to providing the citizens of Yucaipa with the security of knowing that they are living in a community where their family’s safety is of the utmost importance and their police department is focused on improving their quality of life.