Problem Oriented Policing

POP Unit

The Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) is a specially trained and dedicated unit to building relationships with community members and local businesses.  Using innovative policing methods to help improve a resident’s quality of life issues and addressing local business concerns. 

POP Officers

The POP Unit (Monday-Friday) is comprised of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, five Police Officers, one Community Service Officer (CSO) and one administrative assistant.

Three of the POP officers are dedicated to address long-term public/business safety concerns that affect residents/business owners in their day-to-day life.  Two of the officers are assigned to our Homeless Outreach, where they are actively building relationships with our homeless community while also addressing neighborhood concerns.  The CSO conducts crime prevention through the organization of neighborhood watch and business watch meetings.  We also work to address criminal activity surrounding businesses by utilizing Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) efforts. 

For all complaints or concerns, please fill out the complaint form or contact the POP Unit at [email protected] or (916) 478-8110

Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Report Form