Special Operations Bureau


Redlands Police Department Annex
30 Cajon St., Redlands CA 92373
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1025 , Redlands CA 92373
(909) 798-7681• Fax (909) 798-7648


Lt. Mike Reiss

Sgt E Valenzuela, Narcotics
Sgt D Sardegna, Multiple Enforcement Team

The Special Operations Bureau (SOB) is commanded by a Lieutenant and two Sergeants. The SOB is comprised of four specialized units. The Multiple Enforcement Team, Narcotics Unit, Drug Court Program, Crisis Negotiations Team and the K-9 Unit.

Multiple Enforcement Team
The Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) is supervised by a Sergeant. MET is a proactive group of officers whose responsibilities include monitoring and suppressing gang activity, addressing emerging crime patterns and series, and conducting investigations on gang-related crimes. MET also serves as the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). Deals directly with Parole and Probation. MET is also responsible for graffiti issues.

The MET team is also comprised of Police and Corrections Team. A MET Officer is assigned as liaison to a team consisting of Parole Officers and one Probation Officer. The Team is responsible for monitoring parolee’s compliance and terms of parole and PRCS and Supervised Released Program.

Narcotics Unit
The Narcotics Unit is supervised by a Sergeant. This unit addresses the issues of sales, distribution and use of illegal drugs. The Sergeant assigned to this unit is also responsible for the supervision of the Drug Court Program, and the Crisis Negotiations Team.

Drug Court Officer
Drug Court Officer duties include home visits, testing, GPS monitoring, frequent telephone checks and taking clients into custody when appropriate.

Crises Negotiations Team
The Crisis Negotiations Team responds to incidents that involve barricaded and/or suicidal subjects. Using highly skilled and trained negotiators, the team strives to resolve incidents as peacefully as possible, thereby reducing the risk of injury or loss of life.

K-9 Unit
In December 2008, the Redlands Police Department began its drug-sniffing K-9 program.

Redlands Police narcotics officers frequently call on the department canine and also make him available to other local and federal agencies. The K-9 program also provides regular service to local schools through a contract with the Redlands Unified School District.

Since 2008, the ongoing training, medical costs, equipment and lodging for the department’s canines have been supported entirely by private donations with no cost to the City’s General Fund.

The Redlands Police Department accepts direct donations to the K-9 program. Contact your tax professional to determine if your donation is tax deductible. Donations can be made to the Redlands Police Department

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