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The Redlands Police Department employs 76 sworn officers and close to 40 civilian personnel and operates under the policy of Risk Focused Policing (RFP). Risk Focused Policing is a data and results-driven, community-oriented policing and problem solving strategy which focuses on those factors in a community that place its youth and their families most at risk for criminal and other problem behaviors.
One indication of the community's commitment to the department's mission is the large number of volunteers who contribute literally thousands of hours to the department each month. While there are more than 100 employees in the department there are many more volunteers working in literally every unit within the department.
In addition to its risk-focused policing efforts at controlling crime before it happens, the department employs such traditional crime suppression and enforcement concepts as its street crime/gang suppression, narcotics and traffic patrols. Furthermore, the department boasts a Civilian Volunteer Patrol with more than 70 members who provide increased police visibility and crime deterrence through vacation house checks, after-hours commercial patrols and almost constant random patrol in marked cars. The department also has active Police Reserve, Chaplain and Explorer Units which augment the department's regular patrol forces.