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Narcotics Interdiction

The Ontario Police Department Narcotics Division has the distinction of being, not only the second largest in San Bernardino County, but also the finest. The philosophy of the Narcotics Division is to place officers in as many diverse and varied assignments as feasible to combat illicit narcotic activity in our City and the region surrounding it.

Officers assigned to local enforcement have been divided into two groups; street and mid-level teams. The remaining officers have been assigned to task forces to investigate major manufacture/distribution organizations and smuggling rings. There are numerous benefits of task forces, but primarily they are developed to allow a number of agencies to pool their resources to effectively attack a common problem.

The task forces Ontario participates in are:

  • Inland Empire Clandestine Laboratory Task Force
  • Inland Regional Narcotic Enforcement Task Force
  • Drug Enforcement Administration Riverside Task Force
  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area


Both the Street and Mid-level Teams are supported by a lieutenant, three sergeants, an asset forfeiture coordinator, a narcotic detection canine, and two clerical workers. An added feature has been the Upland Police Department who joined Ontario’s narcotic unit in 1996.

By including their investigators with these teams, both agencies can more effectively combat the serious drug problem in both cities.

Each component of the Narcotics Division works together to network information. By utilizing their individual resources to complete an investigation, whether it is a dealer at the corner house, or cartel organization, we can be more effective in the war against drugs.

Of importance is our interest in the narcotics problems both big and small, here in Ontario and Upland. Our effectiveness can only grow, as citizens become more actively involved. We encourage citizens to call with any information regarding such activity. To aid anyone willing to call and provide information, we have provided some helpful criteria to make it easier when trying to determine what our investigators need.

Suspect and Crime Information

Type of criminal activity:

Suspect name:


Age or date of birth:




Eye Color:

Distinguishing marks, scars, tattoos:


Pager number:


Vehicle Information





Anyone can call with information:

Ontario Police Narcotics, (909) 395-2835, or To report Crime, call "We Tip" at 1-800-78-WeTip

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