Redlands Police Department (RPD) is currently taking steps to minimize potential effects of the COVID-19 virus within the community. To protect and promote the health of department members and residents, the following precautions will be in place until further notice:
Access to the department is currently limited to RPD personnel only. All police facilities, including the Records Unit and Animal Control, are non-accessible to the public. All emergency services are still available 24/7, and as always, residents should dial 911 to report emergencies or (909) 798-7681 ext. 1 to speak to a member of the department regarding non-emergencies. Telephones with direct lines are located in front of the RPD Station (1270 W. Park Avenue) and Administrative Offices (30 Cajon Street). Officers will be available to take telephone reports and to speak to members of the community over the phone. Online reporting should also be utilized when applicable.
The front lobby of the Station will be closed, but Records staff will continue to provide services to the public. Requests for copies of reports should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Customer Service Representatives will respond to email inquiries as they are received. Only vehicle release paperwork will be handled at the Police Station. All other paperwork and requests will be handled via email. The Records Unit can be reached at (909) 798-7614.
While the Animal Shelter will be closed for public access, field services will continue. Animal Shelter adoptions and releases will be performed by appointment only, and Pet Harbor will be utilized for the community to view adoptable pets and found animals currently at the Shelter. The Animal Shelter can be reached at (909) 798-7644.
Department community events are cancelled through April, as well as meetings and department-hosted trainings. Ride-alongs will not be provided at this time. Additionally, the RPD Citizen Volunteer Unit and the Animal Shelter Volunteer Unit are temporarily suspended from service as a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of our volunteers.
The RPD encourages everyone to follow state and national recommendations on social distancing and to practice healthy hygiene habits. Thank you for your understanding and joint efforts in promoting the health and wellbeing of our community.