Community Oriented Problem Solving
Years ago, neighborhoods had their own police officer, who walked the beat and knew everyone by name. Back then, citizens played a key role in helping to police their own neighborhoods. This community involvement guides the Ontario Police Department today.
Community policing is a partnership between the citizens of Ontario and the Ontario Police Department.
The Community Oriented Problem Solving (C.O.P.S.) unit consists of eight experienced police officers whom have been assigned as beat coordinators. They maintain close contact with the community in their beats.
The C.O.P.S. unit strives to identify and resolve community problems, rather than just responding to calls for service. We will address the source of the problem instead of the symptoms; officers more effectively address the community concerns. The C.O.P.S. unit act as a liaison between city departments and outside agencies to assist in cleaning up the problem.
Some of the problems the C.O.P.S. unit has addressed are illegal street racing, graffiti, illegal vendors, truancy/curfew violations, and prostitution. Officers are currently involved in programs such as Crime Free Multi-housing, Operation Beverage Control (ABC) Enforcement, and DUI/License Checkpoints.
Community policing allows for an open line of communication between members of the community and an officer.
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Citizens may contact a C.O.P.S. officer by calling Sergeant Bryan Allen at (909) 395-2737 or stopping by the Ontario Police Station located at 2500 S. Archibald Avenue.