The Patrol Division is the largest Division within the Ceres Police Department and is the backbone of the Organization. The Division’s primary function is to serve the community through innovative crime reduction strategies. The men and women assigned to the Patrol Division are committed to the Organization’s core values of Pride, Integrity and Excellence and will continue to provide prompt and exceptional service to residents and businesses within the City. When fully staffed, the Patrol Division is overseen by Lieutenant Danny Vierra, six to eight Sergeants, who act as Watch Commanders, and 24 Officers split between two patrol squads.
In addition, the Department has a K-9 Unit with a total of four K-9 teams:
Officer Ruiz and K-9 Leo - Lead K9 Officer
Officer Salinas and K-9 Veko
Officer Rushing and K-9 Odin
Officer Izquierdo and K-9 Banner
The K-9 Unit is overseen by Sergeant Darren Venn. For K-9 demonstrations, please email Sergeant Darren Venn.
School Resource Officers
School Resource Officers are sworn Ceres Police Department officers who are responsible for safety and crime prevention in the Ceres schools. Our SROs work closely with School administrators in an effort to create a safer environment for both students and staff. The responsibilities of SROs are similar to regular police officers in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents. In addition, our SROs take on other duties, including mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues.
Ceres Police Department currently has four SROs assigned to the Ceres Unified School District: