Police Services



Tony Onodera

Our Mission:  “Provide collaborative law enforcement solutions that meet the needs of our communities and partners by delivering quality professional services to America’s largest county.”

Law enforcement services are provided to the City of Yucaipa by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department through contractual agreement. The Yucaipa Police Department’s paid staff is supplemented by 240 citizen volunteers who annually donate over 30,000 hours of services. Theses dedicated professionals provide the staffing for Citizens on Patrol, Line Reserves, Posse, Search & Rescue, Explorers, and the Chaplain Corp. The hours of service donated by our volunteers enable the Yucaipa Police Department to provide a much higher level of service to all of its citizens.

Yucaipa residents enjoy the safety and security of living in one of the safest cities in the Inland Empire. In addition to the excellent “routine” patrol services the Yucaipa Police Station provides, the station has an exceptional traffic detail which includes motor units and a Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT), a Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) which is comprised of highly trained investigators that target specific criminal activity. Additionally, they have a dedicated School Resource Officer (SRO) and are in the process of developing a new program that focuses on deterring juvenile crime through education.

  • Citizen Academy
  • Police to Business Partnership Breakfast
  • Faith Based Community Luncheon
  • Business Security Assessment Program
  • Annual Report

Yucaipa Station personnel have the added responsibility of providing security to the citizens who frequent the unincorporated area that surrounds the City. This includes scenic Oak Glen, Forest Falls, Angelus Oaks, Mentone and the San Gorgonio Wilderness. The San Gorgonio Wilderness contains over 28 designated camps, 8 United States Forestry Service (USFS) public campgrounds, numerous public hiking trails and dry camp locations. This area which is home to the highest peak in Southern California (San Gorgonio Peak) and can have an influx of over 10,000 campers on any given day.

Captain Onodera and his staff remain committed to providing the citizens of Yucaipa with the security of knowing that they are living in a community where their families are safe and their police department is focused on improving the quality of life for all of its citizens.

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