The Pomona Police Department has implemented an Area Commander COPS (Community Oriented Problem Solving) concept of the Community Policing and has expanded the program further into the community. The City is divided into quadrants using Holt and Garey as the dividing lines. The quadrant system contains four Lieutenants in the Operations Division assigned to the Watch Commander’s office, and one of these Lieutenants is assigned to each of these quadrants. The quadrants are separated into the NorthWest, NorthEast, SouthWest and the SouthEast portions of the City. This is the department’s step in the process of spreading Community Policing further into the Police Organization.
The Area Commander COPS concept is designed to provide various services within the city of Pomona. The main goal of the Area Commanders is to provide a personal point of contact within the Police Department to the city civilians. Providing a specific point of contact at the Police Department to our city civilians creates a closer nit atmosphere and allows the Lieutenant assigned to the quadrant to assist with problem solving within the appropriate boundaries. The Area Commander also facilitates coordination and prevents duplication of effort on the same current problem.
Each month, on a rotating basis, Area Commander Meetings are held in each Commander’s respective portion of the City. Although the meetings are geared to the citizens living in a specific portion of the City, the meeting is open to everyone. The meetings will be facilitated by the Area Commander responsible for that particular quadrant of the City.
Northwest Quadrant: Lieutenant Ronald McDonald
Northeast Quadrant: Lieutenant Eddie Vazquez
Southwest Quadrant: Lieutenant Marcus Perez
Southeast Quadrant: Lieutenant Jaime Gutierrez