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Ripon Police Department Press Releases

Police Department Welcomes New Employee

Today, Jacob Veltkamp joined the ranks of the Ripon Police Department as our newest Police Officer.  Jacob has been a Police Explorer with our department since 2017.  He graduated from San Joaquin Delta College POST academy last week.  Officer Veltkamp will immediately begin our field training program.  The addition of Officer Veltkamp brings the department […]

Police Department Welcomes New Employee

Today Gursharan Kang was sworn in as our newest Police Officer.  He began his law enforcement career in 2010 as Reserve Officer with the Livingston Police Department, and for the last year and a half he served the citizens of Gustine as a full time Police Officer.  Gursharan was also a Reserve Officer with the […]

Community Police Academy

The Ripon Police Department Community Police Academy is a nine-week program designed to educate members of our community about law enforcement in our community through various methods of instruction including lectures, activities, discussions and scenario training. In addition to learning about law enforcement and community service, students will have the opportunity to explore new career […]

Detective Richard Francis named Chamber of Commerce Officer of the Year

Last night Detective Richard Francis received the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Officer of the year award for the second consecutive year.  Detective Francis is a 12 year veteran of law enforcement. He started his career as an officer for the Escalon Police Department, and  joined the Ripon Police Department in 2014.   During his time […]

Marijuana Sales leads to Arrest

On Tuesday, the Ripon Police Department received a report of an adult selling marijuana edibles to minors.  Some of the minors who had purchased the edibles sought medical attention due to an adverse reaction after consuming the product.  Detective Francis conducted an investigation and identified the suspect as being Justin Swilley (18 years of Manteca). […]

Recent Suspicious Activity Calls Prompt Safety Concerns

The Ripon Police Department is reaching out to the parents of local high school students, asking them to speak to their children about a game called “Water Wars” that includes the mock-execution of fellow students with water guns. Participation in this game has led to injuries, damage to property, and the expenditure of valuable police […]

2019 Bicycle Rodeo Dates Announced in April and May

The Ripon Police Department is pleased to announce 2019 Bicycle Rodeo Dates Ripona Elementary – April 24th Parkview Elementary – April 29th Ripon Elementary – May 13th Weston Elementary – May 15th The event lasts from 2:15 to 3:15 Be safe this summer and come learn how to ride your bicycle safely. You will learn […]

Potential UAS Advancements

The department is continuously looking for ways to improve use and adapt to new technologies in order to provide a safer environment for our community.  Today Information and Technology Administrator Dan Brannon was testing computer software that would eventually allow us to improve the use of our Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) by flying the aircraft […]

Department Activity

Department Activity On Monday, at 10:13 AM, Officer Matthew Belaski was dispatched to the 600 block of Kelcie Dr. for a report of found drug paraphernalia.   They contacted a subject, identified as Chad Kidd (29 years of Tracy), who was determined to have outstanding warrants for his arrest.  He was taken into custody and later […]

4th of July – Mistlin Sports Park Parking Exit Plan

In order to expedite vehicles out of The Mistlin Sports Park after the 4th of July Fireworks show the department has instituted the following exit plan. Please note that vehicles parked in specific areas of the park will be required to exit the park through predetermined exit points. Vehicles parked in area 1 (northwest dirt […]

  • Ripon Police Department

    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

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