Rural Crimes

Rural Crimes

Mission Statement

The mission of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Rural Crime Task Force is to develop solutions to the unique crime problems that afflict citizens in rural areas of San Bernardino County. The task force is committed to making the individuals, businesses and property of rural communities safer. To accomplish this mission, the task force seeks to forge stronger alliances between itself and rural communities, to educate the public concerning the extent and seriousness of a rural crime, and to focus its efforts on the prevention of crime in rural regions of the county, while seeking to improve its overall response.  The Rural Crime Task Force works out of the Victor Valley Station, under the command of Captain Jeremy Martinez.

Rural Crime Definition

A rural crime is a crime committed against property or businesses customarily employed in farming, agri-business, ranching, mining, or related fields, wherein either property is taken or damaged, or normal business practices are hindered or disrupted. These may include (but are not limited to) criminal incidents on farms or ranches where there is loss of animals, crops, products or metals; or incidents involving the loss of construction or heavy equipment; or the theft or destruction of natural resources such as lumber, plants, or wildlife. Rural Crime Resources

Helpful Links:

California Metal Investigators Association

California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force

Western States Livestock Investigators Assoc

Crime Prevention Program of Southern California

California Farm Bureau Federation

San Bernardino County Farm Bureau

San Bernardino County
Sheriff’s Department

655 East Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

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