The city of Rancho Cucamonga is a lush, green, afflu- ent oasis nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains and part of the larger Los Angeles metropolitan area. In its 40 square miles, it has 40 schools, including
one college, a huge outdoor mall that draws people in from
miles around, and thousands of businesses. These businesses swell the area from its normal 175,000 population to nearly
235,000 during weekdays. That additional 60,000 in the area
means traffic can get extremely dense at peak hours.
Because of this, traffic is the local law enforcement’s
number-one concern. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s
Department is contracted by the city to serve as its law
enforcement agency, and the traffic division is the largest
part of that department. The department and the city officials
are always looking for ways to make the job easier, safer and
more efficient, often implementing the latest technologies.
Rancho Cucamonga is also a forward-thinking community, with a strong interest in healthy initiatives. There’s a
Electrifying developments in local law enforcement
By Tony Donaldson