Ripon Police Department Personnel Photograph Mission Statement

We, the members of the Ripon Police Department, are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual, our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership which promotes safe secure neighborhoods.

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Go Directly To Jail

Go Directly To Jail Come visit Ripon’s historic renovated jail house. The old Ripon jail house was built in 1925 and was initially used by Constable John Garrison. The old jail house is located on the corner of Locust Ave/1st Street on the former City Hall grounds. The old jail house will be open this […]


  COMMUNITY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT On Wednesday, May 11th, at 7:00 pm, the Ripon Police Department will be hosting a community meeting to discuss concerns or issues that may be occurring within Ripon neighborhoods. This meeting will focus on Area of Responsibility # 2. The meeting will be held at the Ripon Police Department (259 N. […]

Community Teamwork Leads To Arrest

  Community Teamwork Leads To Arrest Ripon, CA — Yesterday, at approximately 3:40 pm, Juan Antonio Contreras (36) of Modesto was arrested by Ripon Police Department officers on charges of shoplifting, providing false information to a peace officer and for an outstanding Modesto Police Department DUI warrant for his arrest. Ripon CVS Pharmacy employees reportedly […]

Burglary Suspects Arrested

  Burglary Suspects Arrested At approximately 9:08 am, Chief Dennis Bitters of the Ripon Consolidated Fire District called the Ripon Police Department reporting three suspicious subjects in a vehicle in a local neighborhood. Chief Bitters provided police dispatch with a wealth of information including a suspect descriptions, the vehicle description, license plate number, and information […]

Arrest For Possession of Child Pornography

  Burglary Suspects Arrested A Ripon man was arrested today in connection with an ongoing internet crimes against children investigation. The Ripon Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) initiated a peer-to-peer investigation earlier this year regarding suspected child pornography. In February, Ripon detectives served a search warrant on a residence connected to this investigation. Electronic […]

Help Prevent Vehicle Burglaries

  Help Prevent Vehicle Burglaries   The Ripon Police Department wants to assist local citizens in our continued efforts to help prevent vehicle burglaries. In several recent thefts the suspects have gained entry by opening unlocked doors when they see valuables in plain sight. In some past thefts, suspect are breaking windows when they see […]

Police Department Partners With L.A.W. Publications

  Police Department Partners With L.A.W. Publications   The Ripon Police Department and L.A.W. Publications are working jointly on a project that will provide the citizens of Ripon with educational materials that include Drug Awareness, Crime Prevention, Children’s Safety and Emergency Preparedness guides, just to name a few. L.A.W. Publications Representative Greg Pollock will be […]

Social Media Post Leads to Arrest

  Social Media Post Leads to Arrest On 04-13-2016, at approximately 9:16 pm, officers were dispatched to Ripon Save Mart (1453 W. Goodwin Dr.) regarding a suspicious person call. Upon arrival, store personnel pointed out two suspicious people loitering inside the store. A store employee recognized one of the subjects because he reportedly passed fraudulent […]

Walgreens Robbery Suspects Captured Within Minutes

  Walgreens Robbery Suspects In Custody On 04-05-16, at approximately 7:25 pm, Ripon Police officers responded to the Walgreens located at 102 N. Jack Tone Rd. regarding a robbery in progress. A concerned citizen witnessed the suspect vehicle, a 2001 green Honda mini-van, speeding away from the scene and he provided updated suspect locations to […]

Ripon Bluffs Residential Parking Permit Program Vote

  Ripon Bluffs Residential Parking Permit Program Vote   The ballots for the Ripon Bluffs Residential Parking Permit Program have been counted. The police department did receive enough votes to have a valid vote. The department sent out 138 mailings, which required a minimum of 70 ballots to be returned for a valid vote. The […]

  • Ripon Police Department

    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

    9-1-1 Emergency
    (209) 599-5022 7-Digit Emergency
    (209) 599-2102 24/7 Non-Emergency
    599-RTIP - 24/7 Anonymous Tip Line
    (209) 599-4034 Fax

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