Elk Grove Police Department Makes Arrests, Detains Suspects
The Elk Grove Police Department made several key arrests recently. Last week alone, and just within 10 hours of watch over the city, officers were at it again, not once, but twice in the same morning.
The first incident occurred at Walgreens on Laguna and Bruceville Boulevards. According to Elk Grove Police Department, in the early morning hours, a graveyard officer was patrolling a Walgreens parking lot, when he received a call from Walgreens alleging that there were individuals inside the store stealing items. The officer heard the call and met the suspects at the door as they were leaving the store. All three suspects were detained. No word yet on any arrests or charges.
The second incident involved an alleged purse snatching on the 8400 block of Elk Grove Boulevard. This occurred at about 10 A.M. in the parking lot of Golden One. A good Samaritan called the police, upon allegedly witnessing a victim get her purse snatched. The witness says they followed the suspect’s vehicle and gave an accurate description of the suspect. They also told the police the direction that the suspects were heading. Police in the area were quickly able to locate the suspect’s vehicle. Elk Grove Police arrested all suspects involved. Again, no word yet on any charges.
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About The Elk Grove Police Department
The Elk Grove Police Department was established in 2006. The department consists of 146 sworn police officers and 108 civilian employees. They respond to approximately 52,000 calls for service each year. There are four divisions that make up the police department: The Field Services Division, Investigative Services Division, Administrative Services Division, and Support Services Division.
The Field Services (Patrol) respond to the calls for service and is made up of patrol teams, a traffic bureau, traffic and hit-and-run investigators, K-9 unit, and community officers.
The Investigative Services Division is made up of detectives who are responsible for investigations on homicides, assaults, robbery, theft, burglary, financial crimes, and juvenile crimes. The Street Crimes Unit focuses on gang, drug, and vice offenses that monitor graffiti, gang movement, and track drug activity. The Problem-Oriented Policing Unit, Crime Prevention, Records Division, and Forensics Unit are also part of the Investigative Services Division.
The Administrative Services Division is made up of the Chief’s Office, Dispatch, Professional Standards, Fleet, Finance, and Informational Technology.
The Support Services Division provides support to the community and all units and bureaus of the police department. This Unit is also part of the Communications, Records and Property, and Evidence Bureau.
The Elk Grove Police is more than just a police department. They offer a Citizen’s Academy for people who are interested in learning more about the department, as well as the Police Explorer Program for kids ages 14-20, who are interested in exploring a career in law enforcement. They offer a Volunteer Service Program for those interested in volunteering to be Community Ambassadors. They also hold events for the community such as Ice Cream and Police, Trunk or Treat, Operation Crosswalk, Coffee and Cops, Popsicles & Police, Etch and Catch, and so much more.