The City of Eastvale is considering creating its own Police Department to address the rising expense of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department contract. This consideration could save millions of dollars per year while improving response times and increasing the number of officers that are available for patrol. On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the City of Eastvale hosted their second budget goal setting workshop for the 19/20 fiscal budget year, specifically focused on public safety. Among the topics discussed was the possibility of creating Eastvale’s own Police Department.
A community workshop was held at the Public Safety Commission Meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Public input was also received at the City Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in which the conversation of this possibility continued.
A preliminary DRAFT feasibility study was conducted to help determine if this would even be feasible for the City of Eastvale to consider. Public input and feedback will be crucial while this conversation continues.
We want to encourage residents to voice their opinions, feedback, and input on this important discussion. We encourage residents to participate in our upcoming public meetings that will include further discussion of this matter. The best way to stay updated is to stay connected by signing up for our e-notifications through our website, and following our social media pages (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).