Police

Ontario Police Department Headquarters

2500 S. Archibald Avenue • Ontario, CA  91761 

 

@OntarioPD The official twitter account for the Ontario Police Department. 

Office of the Chief

Chief WilliamsChief Derek Williams began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Ontario Police Department.  Before becoming a police officer, he was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.

Chief Williams has an Associate's Degree from San Bernardino Valley College and a Bachelor's Degree from California Baptist University.

After graduating from the 103rd class of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Academy, Chief Williams worked as a Patrol Officer.  He was later selected to start the Bicycle Program at the Ontario Police Department. 

During his career, Chief Williams worked many assignments; he was assigned to Narcotics as an Officer and Detective, assigned to the Ontario Mills Mall, worked as a Field Training Officer, was a member of the department's SWAT Team, and supervised the Personnel and Training Division.  Before being promoted to Chief, he was the Deputy Chief of Police.

In December 2010, Chief Williams graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program, formally known as The West Point Leadership Program.  In 2016 he also became a graduate of class 263 from the FBI National Academy.

 

LorenzDeputy Chief Mike Lorenz graduated from West Covina High School and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from California Coast University.  He served in the United States Air Force from July 1993 - June 1997.  In late 1997, he attended the 130th basic training academy at the San Bernardino Sheriff's Academy.  He was hired during the academy by the City of Ontario and in March of 1998 became a patrol officer. 

Deputy Chief Lorenz worked a variety of assignments to include; Patrol, Narcotics, Gang Violence Suppression Unit, Field Training Program, Multi-Enforcement Team and SWAT.  He spent four years as a task force officer with the DOJ/BNE clandestine laboratory team, where he targeted methamphetamine and PCP labs.  In 2017, he graduated from the inaugural Cal Chiefs/Drucker's Institute of Executive Leadership Course in Claremont, Ca.

Deputy Chief Lorenz has held supervisory and command positions in: Patrol Operations, East Area Command, SWAT/Crisis Negotiations. COPS/MET, Gang Suppression Unit, K9 and Interdiction.

Area Command

area commandAs part of the ongoing commitment to provide superior police services to the community, the Ontario Police Department has implemented a geographical based policing program. As part of this “Geo-Policing” program, the city has been drawn into three geographical areas: West, East, and South. Each area has an assigned Lieutenant as Area Commander. The Area Commander is responsible for the delivery of police services in their area of control with an emphasis on the preservation and improvement of the quality of life, safety, and economic value of those who live and do business in the city. 

Each area has dedicated teams of officers and corporals, headed by police sergeants, who work day-to-day (24/7) patrol operations; traffic officers; Community Oriented Problem Solving (C.O.P.S.) officers, who work special projects; narcotics investigators; and detectives. 

Please consider your Area Commander to be your direct point of contact for any non-emergency issue facing your neighborhood or business. 

West Commander 

Lt. Troy Scutella • (909) 408-1745 • [email protected]

 

East Commander

 Lt. Vicente Carrillo • (909) 408-1949 • [email protected]

 

South Commander

Lt. Pat Birkett• (909) 408-1834 • [email protected]

Statistics

Uniform Crime Reporting for F.B.I.

2016

2017

2018*

% Change 2016 - 2018

Murder

8 8 5 -25%

Forcible Rape

32 136 106 231%

Robbery

227 220 231 2%

Aggravated Assault

335 319 325 -3%

Burglary

885 720 719 -19%

Larceny / Theft

2,764 2,842 2,850 3%

Motor Vehicle Theft

1,069 911 1,002 -6%

Arson

25 29 41 64%
         

Total Crimes

5,345 5,185 5,280 -1%
         

 

 Source: FBI Website

* Preliminary statistics as reported to the State of CA

Volunteer

Chaplains

The Police Chaplain is a citizen volunteer, highly trained in the areas of professional ministry and counseling. Police Chaplains provide a professional, religious ministry to the citizens of Ontario and to the personnel of the Ontario Police Department.

S.P.O.T.

Seniors Patrolling Our Town

The "Seniors Patrolling our Town" program is designed to utilize and train senior citizens of the community to assist the Ontario Police Department personnel in patrol and with special events. S.P.O.T. members patrol in pairs and work various shifts. They have an opportunity to serve their community in a positive way through the following functions:

  • Vacation House Checks
  • Special Events / Programs
  • Assisting in Traffic Control
  • And other police related duties
  • Welfare Checks (Disabled or Elderly Citizens)
  • Reporting Abandoned Vehicles
  • Issuing Various Parking Citations

V.I.P.

Volunteers In Police

The "Volunteer in Police" program is to accommodate citizens wishing to volunteer their time within the police department. The Ontario Police Department is seeking dependable and interested citizens to volunteer their time within the various units of the police department to perform any of the following task:

  • Filing
  • Answering Telephones
  • Data Entry
  • Other related duties.
  • Typing
  • Clerical Assistance
  • Assist with Special Events

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