PACT’S Administrative Support Program is an exciting and vital aspect that the volunteers perform for the Ridgecrest Police Department. We provide support to the Investigations Unit by performing many different administrative tasks. We assist in Records, Traffic Office and even in Dispatch. There are many, many duties that volunteers, once trained, can perform for the police department.
Members of the Animal Welfare Unit promote animal welfare in our community by assisting the staff at the Ridgecrest Animal Shelter. Volunteers clean and maintain the facilities, work with animals and provide computer and office assistance.
For an application to get involved click the link: Animal Welfare Application
Volunteers fingerprint and take I.D. photos of children, providing this vital information on a PVC card, to their parents. This I.D. will be helpful to police if a child becomes lost or missing. Child I.D. volunteers participate in numerous family and children’s events in the community. Parents are encouraged to keep the information in a safe place so that it would be easily accessible and helpful to the police in locating a lost or missing child. This program actively participates in numerous family and children’s events in the community in order to facilitate the identification process for as many children in the Indian Wells Valley as possible. Call PACT to find out when the next Child I. D. event is scheduled at 760-499-5107
Under the umbrella of Child ID, we have started doing ID cards for seniors and special needs adults.
Members of this unit are tasked with oversight and maintenance of the P.A.C.T. social media portals, including our website (http://www.ridgecrestpact.org/), facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ridgecrestpact/), smart phone app and other technology presences within our community. We are always looking for ways to leverage technology to further aid in the mission of providing proactive law enforcement and community cooperation.
The Emergency Operations Center provides supplemental support to Emergency Operations Center personnel within the Ridgecrest Police Department in the event of a disaster. Responsibilities include manning phones at the E.O.C., assisting with vital communications, traffic control, and other activities as directed.
Captain: Lou Arnold
By joining or organizing a Neighborhood Watch, you are taking an important step in keeping your community a safe and attractive place to live.
Neighborhood Watch can make your neighborhood, apartment building or your community a much safer, friendlier and nicer place to live. That’s what it has already done for thousands of neighborhoods all over the country.
Neighborhood Watch is built upon corporation between the police and the community they serve. As a Neighborhood Watch member, your eyes and ears will join with those of your neighbors’ in transforming your neighborhood into a powerful, hard to penetrate protective wall that keeps the “bad guys” out. Neighborhood Watch members report any activity they find suspicious. The police investigate.
If you are interested in establishing a Neighborhood Watch in your neighborhood, or joining an established Neighborhood Watch in your neighborhood, please contact the Ridgecrest Police Department, PACT Coordinator, Andy Pudgorski, at (760) 499-5107. We at the Ridgecrest Police Department want you to know how important this program is to your well being and the well being of your community.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The goal of this unit is to reduce blight in the community through enforcement of city ordinances. Volunteers work in cooperation with the City of Ridgecrest Code Enforcement officer to find solutions to various related problems within the city. Volunteers participate in community cleanup projects and investigate code violations.
Provides proactive law enforcement by members of the patrol unit, using marked police cars. Provides vacation house checks, business checks, transports evidence to Bakersfield, transports children to Jamison Center, assists with accident and crime scene containment, as well as other responsibilities involved in patrol.
The Patrol Captain is also responsible for Neighborhood Watch, a program that provides information and personnel to assist citizens in organizing their own neighborhoods into working Neighborhood Watch Groups.
For a vacation house check form click the link: Vacation House Check Form but remember, it is for a maximum of 30 days.
This special assignment unit provides additional “eyes and ears” at the request of the police department. Although used primarily for graffiti or tagging investigations and narcotics abatement, it also assists with traffic control and crime scene containment.