The Folsom Police Department takes pride in serving our community. For many of us, Folsom is not just where we work; it is home.
For decades, the Folsom Police Department has embraced and maintained a culture of community-oriented policing, training, community engagement, and accountability.
But recent conversations have delved into daily police operations, so it is important that you know where we stand on the issues.
We invest heavily in training. We are continually striving to improve our de-escalation methods, expand our implicit bias training, and broaden our crisis intervention techniques, incorporating them into our ongoing training and everyday work style.
OUR DUTY TO INTERCEDE
We have a duty to intercede and the objective to avoid injury. In 2019, less than a fraction of 1% of calls resulted in a use of force by a Folsom police officer. We have clear standards on when force can be used, and a comprehensive review process for incidents when force has been used.
OUR USE OF FORCE POLICY
The law permits a Police Officer to use reasonable force to effect an arrest, to prevent escape, or to overcome resistance. Our policy further states that the application of any pain compliance technique shall be discontinued once the officer determines that compliance has been achieved.
OUR STANCE ON QUOTAS
We have never had quotas. They are banned in our department and the State of California.
OUR DISCIPLINE OVERSIGHT
The Folsom Police Chief reports directly to the non-political, non-partisan City Manager. Matters of employee discipline, including the Police Department’s disciplinary review board, are managed by the Human Resources Director and the City Attorney’s Office; both entities are completely independent of the Police Department.
|“The Folsom Police Department is staffed with amazing people who care about the community and come to work each day to provide the best law enforcement services possible. I am committed to providing our personnel with great training, modern equipment, and excellent supervision to make sure they continue to meet the community’s expectations for policing in Folsom.” - Rick Hillman, Chief of Police|
The status quo is never good enough. We know that we must continue to elevate our profession to ensure we are serving our community to the highest standards.
We welcome you to learn more, connect, and share your thoughts.
A Few Quick Facts:
Calls for service: 2019 - 2020 (to date)
Types of Use of Force
|Control Hold||Take Downs||WRAP Restraint||Electronic Control Device||Personal Body Weapon||K-9||Projectile|
|Book and a Badge||Department Tours||Red Ribbon Week
|Building Bridges CrossFit||Explorers||Ride Along Program
|Camera Registration||H.E.L.P. (Help Every Lost Person)||Safety Fairs
|CAPS Christmas Toy Drive||National Night Out||Santa Sleigh
|Citizen's Academy||Neighborhood Watch
||School Resource Officers
|Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS)||Open House
||Teen Driving Program|
|Community Crime Prevention Workshops||Project Lifesaver
The annual Citizen's Academy takes place from January to March each year and allows residents to get an in-depth look at the Folsom Police and Fire Departments.
Mark your calendars and save the dates for upcoming events to meet Folsom Police Department!