The Operations Division is responsible for the development of various units to ensuring the ongoing safety of the Yucaipa residents.

Patrol Division

Patrol deputies are responsible for delivering law enforcement services to the city of Yucaipa, promoting public safety, and preserving public peace.  Deputies also enforce all California Vehicle Codes and investigate traffic collisions in an effort to facilitate safe and effective movement of traffic throughout the city. The bulk of the station personnel are assigned to this division and are deployed according to current crime hazards and trends.

School Resource Officer

The School Resource Officer is assigned to assist the schools, parents, and students with issues occurring on the K-12 school campuses or for law enforcement issues relating to the schools.

MET (Multi- Enforcement Team)

The MET team is a valuable resource for our Detective and Patrol Divisions. They are utilized to conduct surveillance, serve high-risk search and arrest warrants, search for wanted subjects, and collect intelligence regarding drugs, gangs, and other criminal activity in the city. The MET team works to maintain public safety in Yucaipa by regularly conducting “crime sweeps” where officers contact known offenders checking for indicators of being involved in other illegal or suspicious activity and minimizes further threat to the community by verifying they are adhering to laws. MET also completes compliance checks on sex registrants.

Detective Division

Our Detectives conduct follow up investigations and complete comprehensive, detailed investigations. They are available and on call 24/7 to assist patrol on as needed. Although each of the detectives brings years of experience and knowledge that encompasses all areas of law enforcement, each has an area of expertise they specialize in.

Quality of Life

A Deputy Sheriff is assigned to engage in proactive homeless, transient and panhandling contacts with the intent of providing positive solutions.  The Quality of Life deputy also works with the Sheriff’s Department  Homeless Outreach & Proactive Enforcement (HOPE) Team to assist those individuals in need of resources and/or services and deters crime to improve quality of life for everyone.

Hope Program

The H.O.P.E. program aims to balance proactive outreach with enforcement of the law, while connecting members of the homeless population with resources that may help them transition from homelessness. The ultimate goal is to reduce the rate of recidivism and reduce the current costs associated to homeless related crime. The vision of H.O.P.E. is to increase the quality of life for all citizens of San Bernardino County by reducing crime associated with the homeless population and subsequently saving taxpayer costs and resources.

Currently, the H.O.P.E. Team is a four-man team from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department assigned throughout the County. Personnel assigned to the H.O.P.E. team are each responsible for a region of the County to connect with resources, service providers, and points of contact for each station.

Our Yucaipa officer will assist in relaying information and the specific needs from their area to the H.O.P.E. team. The H.O.P.E. team will assist by helping officers to connect with needed resources, as well as providing resource information that can be given to the homeless upon contact. Through this collaborative effort, the department and county can achieve long-term cost and resource savings.

How You Can Help

We all want to help; the question is “How can I give in a way that will truly help?” Support solutions, not panhandling. Let us make a Positive Change Not Give Out Spare Change.

The Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement encourages you to make your donations count by giving to organizations that assist homeless persons. For organizations, call 1-844-811-HOPE (4673).  Statistics show that most panhandlers are not homeless, and most homeless do not panhandle.

Letter of Agency

The purpose of the “Letter of Agency” is to grant the Yucaipa Police Department permission to enter specific premises to investigate possible violations of Trespassing or other crimes in progress. This form is ideal for situations of vacant homes, buildings or vacant land. The form may also be used for businesses (The business cannot be within a business center which is open to the public.)

Letter of Agency Instructions

Letter of Agency Authorization

Vacation Patrol Request or Extra Patrol Requests

If you would like to request Extra Patrol for an area of concern, please complete an Extra Patrol Request Form.  If you would like to request a Vacation Check on your property or residence, please complete a Special Patrol Request Form.

Extra and Vacation Patrol Requests must be submitted in-person at the Yucaipa Station.  Vacation Patrol Requests must be turned in at least one week prior to the date requested. Please bring photo identification with you.

There is a 30-day time limit on all extra patrol requests, unless approved by a supervisor.

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