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Ripon Police Department Press Releases

Police Seek Person Of Interest Identity

Police Seek Person Of Interest Identity On 01-16-17 at approximately 10:30 pm, a local resident in the 900 block of Opal Ln caught a prowler on his video surveillance system. The prowler appeared to be attempting to open several vehicle tool boxes. Photos of a person of interest are being released to the public for […]

Police Department Reports Busy Start To The New Year

Police Department Reports Busy Start To The New Year The Ripon Police Department has been receiving increasing reports of theft, burglaries and robberies since the first of the year. Crime reports to the police department are up approximately 33% from last year. Department spokesperson, Lieutenant Steve Merchant highlighted a portion of the crime reports the […]

Donations To Police Help Children In Need

Donations To Police Help Children In Need The Ripon Police Department would like to thank Geri Lewis of the Howard Training Center and Barry Day with the Silver Moon band. Through their combined efforts they have collected over 350 stuffed animals that are being distributed to local law enforcement agencies to assist children in need. […]

Police Department Outreach Programs Continue

Police Department Outreach Programs Continue   Ripon officers recently completed a series of community meetings with our senior population as part of the Helping Hands Community Partnership initiative. Four senior community meetings were held at the Ripon Senior Center, Chesapeake Landing and at two Bethany Home locations. These senior outreach meetings were in addition to […]

Theft Suspects Arrested After Vandalizing Nativity Scene And Stealing Property

Theft Suspects Arrested After Vandalizing Nativity Scene And Stealing Property On 12-10-16, at approximately 2:45 AM, the Ripon Police Department received a report of two suspicious males who were knocking on the door of a residence in the 1000 block of Kelcie Drive. The suspects were reportedly asking the home owner about drugs at the […]

Police Report Increase In Local Burglaries and Thefts

Police Report Increase In Local Burglaries and Thefts The Ripon Police Department has seen an increase in both residential and vehicle burglaries this holiday season. Thefts from private property and from retail locations have increased also. Officers are asking everyone who lives or works in Ripon to assist them by doing the following: If you […]

Local Businesses Show Support For Their Police Department

Local Businesses Show Support For Their Police Department Last week during the police department’s annual in-service staff meeting and training the officers, dispatchers, CSOs and volunteers experienced a unique show of support from two local businesses. Jason Buffalow of Buffalo’s Mechanical and Greg Wilson of Vernon Transportation cooked a BBQ lunch for the men and […]

Local Family Assists Officers With Equipment Purchase

Local Family Assists Officers With Equipment Purchase Due to the increasing number of attacks upon officers across the United States involving suspects armed with high-powered assault rifles, a group of Ripon officers looked into the possibility of purchasing modern upgraded helmets and protective armored plates with their own money. The city does provide basic equipment […]

Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips The Ripon Police Department, in association with the Ripon Consolidated Fire District, would like to wish all of our citizens a safe and happy holiday season. The following are helpful holiday reminders: Un-plug holiday lights when not in use. Don’t overload outlets, or run cords under carpets. Only use lights that bear […]

Police Department Welcomes New Employee

Police Department Welcomes New Employee Chief Ed Ormonde recently welcomed a gathering of family and friends who came to the department to witness the swearing in ceremony for Officer Alex Contreras. Officer Contreras previously worked for the Pittsburg Police Department. Officer Contreras grew up in Tracy and attended Tracy schools. His brother is a Sergeant […]

  • 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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