The City of Highland saw its diverse population exceed 51,000 in 2006 with continued residential growth in the east end of the City and business growth throughout. Since it's incorporation in November of 1987, the geographic boundaries of the City have increased to over 18.5 square miles, completing all plans for expansion.
Highland residents generally have a strong sense of community, as is evidenced by the number of residents who regularly volunteer their time, both to the City and to the Police/Sheriff's Station. Reserve Deputy Sheriff's play an incredibly active role in the station, supplementing line patrol personnel almost daily and allowing regular traffic safety checkpoints to occur with minimal regular staffing. Reserves also oversee the success of Operation Santa Clause, which over the course of two evenings allows for literally thousands of local children to get a glimpse of Santa at the Holidays. Reserves also provide security at all local community events such as the Citrus Harvest Festival, Discover Highland Night, the YMCA Annual Run, and many other local functions.
Citizen Volunteers also play an essential role, providing extra-patrol to local residents and businesses while assisting line-patrol personnel at the scenes of major traffic collisions, crime scene perimeters, and assisting at many local community events. The stations 33 member Citizen On Patrol contingent also plays an integral role in supporting the Neighborhood Watch Program, the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program as well as city staffed Code Enforcement operations. Last year our citizen volunteers donated well over 11,000 hours of their time to the station and the citizens of Highland. Station Explorer Scouts also assist in these endeavors and play a very active role in the station.
The City of Highland has chosen to contract for its law enforcement services through the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department since its incorporation. The station is currently staffed with 31 sworn officers (which includes 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 5 Sergeants, 2 Detectives and 22 patrol deputies), as well as 8 non-sworn civilian employees (which includes 1 secretary, 4 clerical personnel, 2 Sheriff's Service Specialists and 1 motor pool assistant.) In 2005 the staffing increased with the addition of its first Lieutenant position since the City's incorporation.
The Highland Station is traditionally one of the busiest stations in terms of the ratio of safety personnel to population, calls for services, arrests per deputy, etc. The quality of personnel assigned to the Highland Station is exceptionally high and personnel take great pride in their ability to accomplish our goals both efficiently and effectively. Station Deputies are heavily involved in local schools, youth sports activities and participating in community programs which brings cops and children together.
The City Police/Sheriff's Station boast its participation in many innovative Community Orientated Policing ( POP ) programs, a high level of participation in Crime Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMHP), and Neighborhood Watch, just to name a few. In addition, the station also has a dedicated Problem Oriented Policing (POP) officer and two Major Enforcement Team (MET) officers. The POP officer deals primarily with recurring individual problems locations within the community and often works closely with Code Enforcement and other departments within the city. The MET officers job is to address recurrent serious criminal activities within the city such as robberies, auto theft, burglaries, and to target major offenders, parolees-at-large, felony probationers, sex offenders and other serious criminals.
As part of the Sheriff's contract, the station, its personnel, and the community have access to an impressive array of specialty resources offered by the Sheriff's Department; these include: Narcotics, SWAT, Arson-Bomb, Crimes Against Children, Homicide, Scientific Investigations/Crime Lab, Aviation, Volunteer Forces/Search and Rescue and more.
Whether dealing with schools, churches, community groups and service organizations or crime prevention and suppression, the staff of the Highland station continually looks for better ways to serve the community and provide law enforcement services to the citizens of Highland today and for the future.
26985 East Baseline
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