Our Field Services Division is led by Captain James Patton and is comprised of the following divisions:
Corona PD has contracted Riverside Police Department to provide helicopter patrols to the City of Corona. These patrols are conducted by utilizing one of three MD-500E helicopters known as "Air One". Air One is equipped with specialized equipment such as powerful search light ( Night Sun), FLIR (Forward Looking Inferred Camera), Moving mapping system, Lo-Jack, and PA system. Air One is also equipped with the new Riverside County PSAP radio system, which allows the air crew to communicate with nearly all Riverside County Police Agencies.
Air One responds to calls for service in both Riverside and Corona based on the type and priority, such as In-progress crimes, vehicle pursuits, area checks, and missing persons. Air Crew’s typically arrive first on scene and can often handle or cancel ground unit, saving travel time, and keeping officers available for priority calls.
Air One is fast, flying at ground speeds of up to 150 MPH, and regularly arrives first on scene, providing fast real time information to better assist patrol officers with capturing fleeing suspects and enhancing public safety.
Domestic Violence Response Team
The Corona Police Department is committed to addressing Domestic Violence. In order to put a stop to what is referred to as “The Cycle of Violence” DV victims endure, the department fields a Domestic Violence Response Team that handles these types of calls. These officers receive specialized training in the response, investigation, and prosecution of Domestic Violence incidents. They work closely with the District Attorney’s Office and many other supportive resources to prosecute and rehabilitate offenders, and to obtain the support victims need to be able to recover and proceed successfully with their lives. Being a member of this team provides officers with many opportunities to enhance their investigative and networking abilities.
CONTACT THE DVR TEAM AT 951-736-2335
Additional Domestic Violence Advocate Services:
The FLEX TEAM is a unit within the Field Services Division, whose primary function is to support patrol officers in facilitating problem solving efforts throughout the community utilizing community policing initiatives and crime suppression operations. The team is comprised of officers whose main objective is to address and resolve specific community needs/concerns without having to respond by way of traditional radio calls for service. FLEX Team schedules are adjustable and flexible so that they have the ability to address specific issues such as probation/ parole/ PRCS searches, surveillance, search/arrest warrant preparation/service, and conduct enforcement/investigation(s) specific to those community problems they are addressing.
CONTACT THE FLEX TEAM AT 951-279-3643
The Honor Guard is the official ceremonial unit of the Corona Police Department. The purpose of this highly dedicated and trained team is to represent the department and act as a goodwill ambassador at the functions its members attend. Some of these functions include:
- Attending funerals for fallen officers from outside agencies
- Funerals for active and retired employees
- Retirement ceremonies
- Awards ceremonies
- Train and or provide assistance to other departments and teams
- Local school functions
- Local community and ceremonial events
CONTACT THE HONOR GUARD AT 951-736-2344
(Homeless Outreach & Psychological Evaluation)
In answer to the growing calls-for-service for unlawful encampments and trespassing by homeless individuals, the Corona Police Department created the H.O.P.E. Team in January of 2015. The mission of the H.O.P.E. Team is to provide long-term solutions for those who fall into the homeless category by utilizing partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies along with community businesses, churches, and non-profit organizations.
Some of these people become homeless through a series of unfortunate circumstances such as losing their jobs and their homes. Others are homeless due to drug addiction and their inability to hold a job. Some are homeless because of mental illness and there are those who are homeless by choice.
The primary duties of the team are to be the first responders and primary contact on calls-for-service involving the homeless and the mentally ill. The team also proactively seeks out and contacts people who are homeless and who are in need of services. The team utilizes a balance of support resources as well as enforcement to ensure a good quality-of-life for our community as well as a better quality-of-life for the homeless individuals themselves.
A recent addition to our team was the partnership with the Coast-to-Coast Foundation.
CONTACT THE H.O.P.E. TEAM AT 951-817-5737
Besides locating criminal offenders, the Corona Police K-9 Team is utilized for educating the community about the various uses of the police service dog. The K-9 Team is often called upon to help locate evidence discarded or hidden by suspects, locate hidden narcotics, locate missing children or adults, and perform demonstrations for the public at schools, hospitals, and other community events.
Our Police Service Dogs live with their handlers at home with their family which helps strengthen the bond between handler and dog. Handlers are responsible for the day to day feeding, exercise, medical care, training, and socializing of the dog with family and the community.
There is often a misperception that Police Service Dogs are vicious because they are trained to apprehend potentially violent criminals, however when they are not working, they are able to return to being a member of the family. It is important to note that these are still not your average dog and it is important to treat them accordingly. To view Police Service Dog Safety Tips click here.
CONTACT THE K9 TEAM AT 951-736-2345
Mounted Enforcement Unit
The Corona Police Department formally organized its Mounted Enforcement Unit in 1991. The Mounted Enforcement Unit has been utilized in a variety of city functions such as large crowd management, crime suppression in the downtown area, transient enforcement details, concerts in the park, Fourth of July fireworks celebration, as well as search and rescue details. The unit also has a Mounted Color Guard which presents the colors at formal events, including parades.
The Mounted Enforcement Unit currently consist of eight members. Lieutenant Paul Mercado, Sergeant Megan Samano, Corporal Elizabeth Jolin, Officer David Dopson, Officer Edgar Castaneda, Officer Jonathan Rosenblum, Volunteer Pamela Molter, and Volunteer Mark Johnson.
CONTACT THE MOUNTED ENFORCEMENT UNIT AT 951-736-2345
Our patrol personnel are servicing our committee 24 hours a day providing for their safety and security through our strong partnerships and excellence in policing. We are committed to providing exceptional service in all that we do.
CONTACT PATROL AT 951-736-2330 option 3
Special Response Team
The Special Response Team (SRT) is comprised of three specialized teams: the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT),Entry Team and the Precision Marksmanship Team.
The unit has been established to provide specialized support in handling critical field operations where intense negotiations and/or special tactical deployment methods beyond the capacity of field officers appear to be necessary.