The Ridgecrest Police Department is organized into two major divisions; Field Services and Support Services. Each Division is responsible for providing quality and professional service to ensure the safety and security of Ridgecrest’s residents, visitors, and businesses.
The Department is dedicated to providing the highest possible level of service to the community. This service commitment is maintained through the Department’s response to calls for service and its proactive patrol of the City. Specifically, the Department strives to prevent criminal activity, documents and investigates criminal activity, apprehends criminal offenders, aids in the prosecution of criminals, and provides community services such as crime prevention seminars and counseling. The responsibility for the smooth and efficient flow of traffic is also assumed by the Department through traffic enforcement and accident investigations.
The Department’s service commitment to the community is ultimately assumed by each individual employee.
The Field Services Division (FSD) is the uniformed patrol force of the City. Officers patrol the city streets, answer calls for service, and work with the community to solve trending problems. FSD consists of geographic patrol zones and the Watch Commander, who is the ranking supervisor during day and night shifts.
Support Services Division (SSD) provides administrative and logistical support to all divisions in the Ridgecrest Police Department. The division consists of Corporate Services, E911, Information Services, and the Training Academy.