Thank you for taking a few minutes to visit our website today. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Cindy Renaud and I am proud to serve alongside the dedicated men and women of the Folsom Police Department as its Chief of Police.
The over 100 members of our Department work hard every day to be part of the reason why Folsom is such a great place to live, work and play. Through community partnerships and open communication with our citizens, we strive to impact current crime trends, relentlessly pursue those criminals who bring blight to our community, and act as a positive force among our engaged youth. These efforts result in our city’s low crime rate and the feeling of safety our citizens enjoy as they use our incredible trails, visit and dine in our attractive shopping areas, and experience the rich history and future promise our city has to offer.
As a full-service Police Department, we are the first voice citizens hear when they call 9-1-1. Our Patrol Officers respond to immediate needs in the field, Detectives follow-up on longer-term cases and our Motor Officers work hard to educate drivers and keep our streets safe from traffic issues. On school campuses throughout the city, our dedicated School Resource Officers and Juvenile Diversion Detective work with youth as positive role models for our next generation of responsible adults. Our K-9s, Mounted Officers, and SWAT Team stand ready to support the Department in operations, as needed. The Folsom Police Department also processes its own crime scenes and operates an Evidence Section within the main station. Citizens who need a copy of a report or want to drop off unused prescription medication will be greeted by our Records Division staff at the Police Department main station.
But our Police Department would not be complete without our dedicated group of volunteers: our Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS). More than 50 strong, these fine people give their time to perform a myriad of community functions - from running paperwork down to the District Attorney’s Office to providing our valuable ‘Vacation Check’ program. Without their help, we would not be able to provide the high level of customer service we currently do.
While these are some brief highlights of our Department, I encourage you to look deeper into our website and learn a little bit more about us. I think you will see that the way we engage with our community in this combined effort of public safety is what makes us, truly, Distinctive by Nature.