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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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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LATERAL, ENTRY LEVEL AND RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS Starting Salary: $55,575 – $67,552, up to 5% additional for Advanced POST Certificate The City of Ripon is a family-oriented community located along the Stanislaus River in San Joaquin County. We welcome eligible applicants to apply for the position of police officer and join our […]

Almond Blossom Parade Route Road Closures & Staging Area Info

Almond Blossom Parade Route Road Closures & Staging Area Info The Ripon Almond Blossom Parade will be held on Saturday, February 21st at 1pm. In order help alleviate traffic congestion on the morning of the Almond Blossom Parade, the police department is providing advanced notice of road closures. The parade staging area will be closed […]

Veteran Dispatcher Joins The Force

Veteran Dispatcher Joins The Force Ripon Ca. – On 01-26-15, Annie Lemons was sworn in as Ripon’s newest full-time emergency dispatcher. Annie previously worked for the Oakdale Police Department, where she gained over 5 years of emergency dispatching experience. Annie has been working as a part-time dispatcher in Ripon for almost 1 year. When asked why […]

Local Teen Donates Supplies to Assist Ripon Animal Shelter

Local Teen Donates Supplies to Assist Ripon Animal Shelter Ripon Ca. – Last summer, Ripon High School student Shannon Wesley located a small stray dog. She and her family brought the dog to the Ripon animal shelter. Shannon was so impressed with the officer who assisted her and with staff at the shelter that she […]

Advisory: Sandbags Available

Storm Update – Sandbags Available The City Public Works department is making sandbags available at the Corporation Yard, located at 1210 Vera Ave. Please take appropriate action to safe guard your property from rising water levels. The Public Works department can be reached at 599-2151. In case of emergency’s please dial 911. Sandbags will be […]

Storm Update

Storm Update The City is currently experiencing a high level of rainfall due to the current storm, the Public Works department is working at full strength to alleviate clogged storm drains and to allow pooled water to drain. At the current moment the storm water system in the city is running at full capacity and […]

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend Ripon, CA – Ripon Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 12-13-2014, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of […]

Vice-Mayor and Retired Police Chief to be honored at Memorial Service

Vice-Mayor and Retired Police Chief to be honored at Memorial Service The department wishes to pass along information on the Memorial Service for Vice-Mayor and Retired Police Chief Elden “Red” Nutt. Red will be honored at a memorial service on December 5, 2014 at 11:00am.  The service will be held at the Calvary Reformed Church […]

Dangerous Fireworks and Alcohol Lead to Arrests

Dangerous Fireworks and Alcohol Lead to Arrests  Ripon Ca. – On 11-16-14, at approximately 7 pm, the Ripon Police Department received citizen 911 reports of aerial fireworks being launched at Ripona Elementary School. The police department received additional eye witness confirmation of the illegal launches from Ripon Fire Department personnel. Ripon officers were immediately dispatched […]

Department Welcomes New Employees

Department Welcomes New Employees  Ripon, CA– Department Welcomes New Employees Ripon Ca. – On 10-22-14, the men and women of the Ripon Police Department welcomed two new patrol officers. Officer Raul Hernandez, and Officer Carlos Gutierrez received their badges after being sworn in by city clerk Lisa Roos. Chief Ed Ormonde welcomed a large gathering of […]

  • Ripon Police Department

    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

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    (209) 599-5022 7-Digit Emergency
    (209) 599-2102 24/7 Non-Emergency
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    (209) 599-4034 Fax

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