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San Ramon Police Department
Friday September 15th, 2023 :: 03:05 p.m. PDT


SRPD Secures $5.6 Million in Grant Funding to Combat Organized Retail Theft

The San Ramon Police Department is pleased to announce the successful approval of our grant funding application to bolster efforts toward preventing organized retail theft within the San Ramon Community. This significant achievement underscores our commitment to ensuring we maintain a safe and secure environment for every member and business within the San Ramon Community.
With the rise in incidents of organized retail theft in recent years, we recognized the urgent need to implement targeted measures to mitigate the impact of organized retail theft within San Ramon. Through careful planning and a rigorous application process, we are proud to have secured $5,616,613 in grant funding through the State of California Board of State Community and Corrections Organized Retail Theft Prevention Grant Program.
This grant will enable us to implement a comprehensive strategy that combines proactive law enforcement initiatives with community engagement and education. These grant funds will be allocated towards the following key components:

  • Increased staffing to establish a dedicated team focused on suppressing and preventing organized retail theft.
  • Enhancements to our citywide camera network through additional automated license plate readers and situational cameras.
  • Enhancements to our drone program and establishing a Drone as a First Responder (DFR) program to reduce our response times and increase situational awareness for officers as they respond to incidents occurring within the City of San Ramon.
  • Increased community engagement to improve our educational programs related to organized retail theft prevention throughout the City of San Ramon.
  • Increased data and analytical capabilities to improve our response to and the prevention of incidents associated with organized retail theft.
We are extremely grateful to Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center, and Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton, who all authored letters of support for the San Ramon Police Department's grant application. We are incredibly fortunate to have partners such as these who are dedicated to increasing the safety and security of everyone in the San Ramon Community.

And as always, thank you for your support of our organization!
-Denton Carlson, Chief of Police

San Ramon Police Department
2401 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583

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