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We, the members of the Ripon Police Department, are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual, our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership which promotes safe secure neighborhoods.

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Retired Drug-Fighting Ripon Police K-9, Topper, Passes Away

Retired Drug-Fighting Ripon Police K-9, Topper, Passes Away The Ripon Police Department announced some very sad news today. One of its retired police K-9s, Topper, passed away. Police said the 13 year old Labrador Retriever passed away today as a result of old age and medical issues. K-9-Handler Ofc. Bob Winget and K-9-Handler Ofc. Gordon […]

Police Volunteers Need Your Help

Police Volunteers Need Your Help The Ripon Police Department,  Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) donate hundreds of hours each year to help keep Ripon safe. VIPS are often seen patrolling the parking lots at football games, patrolling the downtown business district, patrolling our neighborhoods and keeping watch over our children as they make their way […]

Ripon Massage Parlor Raids Lead To Prostitution Arrests

Ripon Massage Parlor Raids Lead To Prostitution Arrests Detectives from the Ripon Police Department, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) with assistance from an allied agency, conducted undercover operations yesterday at ABC Massage (1222 W. Colony Rd. Suite 110) and Lily Spa (467 N. Wilma Ave #10). Department spokesperson, Lt. Steve Merchant said undercover operatives responded to […]

DUI Checkpoint in Ripon this weekend

DUI Checkpoint in Ripon this weekend The Ripon Police Department will be conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoint this Saturday at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of people killed and injured […]

Students Have Important Questions For Their Police Department

Students Have Important Questions For Their Police Department   Recently Mrs. Vander Molen’s second grade class at Ripon Christian Elementary School was given an important assignment. The students were asked to send letters to their local police officers, thanking them for their service. A number of students included drawings of smiling officers, patrol cars, and […]

Go Directly To Jail

Go Directly To Jail Come visit Ripon’s historic renovated jail house. The old Ripon jail house was built in 1925 and was initially used by Constable John Garrison. The old jail house is located on the corner of Locust Ave/1st Street on the former City Hall grounds. The old jail house will be open this […]


  COMMUNITY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT On Wednesday, May 11th, at 7:00 pm, the Ripon Police Department will be hosting a community meeting to discuss concerns or issues that may be occurring within Ripon neighborhoods. This meeting will focus on Area of Responsibility # 2. The meeting will be held at the Ripon Police Department (259 N. […]

Community Teamwork Leads To Arrest

  Community Teamwork Leads To Arrest Ripon, CA — Yesterday, at approximately 3:40 pm, Juan Antonio Contreras (36) of Modesto was arrested by Ripon Police Department officers on charges of shoplifting, providing false information to a peace officer and for an outstanding Modesto Police Department DUI warrant for his arrest. Ripon CVS Pharmacy employees reportedly […]

Burglary Suspects Arrested

  Burglary Suspects Arrested At approximately 9:08 am, Chief Dennis Bitters of the Ripon Consolidated Fire District called the Ripon Police Department reporting three suspicious subjects in a vehicle in a local neighborhood. Chief Bitters provided police dispatch with a wealth of information including a suspect descriptions, the vehicle description, license plate number, and information […]

Arrest For Possession of Child Pornography

  Burglary Suspects Arrested A Ripon man was arrested today in connection with an ongoing internet crimes against children investigation. The Ripon Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) initiated a peer-to-peer investigation earlier this year regarding suspected child pornography. In February, Ripon detectives served a search warrant on a residence connected to this investigation. Electronic […]

  • Ripon Police Department

    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

    9-1-1 Emergency
    (209) 599-5022 7-Digit Emergency
    (209) 599-2102 24/7 Non-Emergency
    599-RTIP - 24/7 Anonymous Tip Line
    (209) 599-4034 Fax

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