March 26 Rocklin City Council Recap
Police Department Annual Report; GSEC Provides Highlights of Germany Economic Development Trip


2023 Rocklin Police Department Annual Report

Rocklin Police Chief Rustin Banks and Crime Analyst Shawn Baird formally presented the 2023 Rocklin Police Department Annual Report to City Council Tuesday night.

The 2023 report features statistics on crime, law enforcement tools, and response times in the Rocklin area and shines a light on the variety of work done by the different units and divisions of the police department.

Rocklin ended 2023 with a total of 919 reported crimes and a crime rate of 12.9%, which was a decrease from 2022’s total. Violent crime increased 24% from the previous year while property crime decreased. Larceny theft continues to be the City’s main source of crime which accounts for approximately 70% of the year’s total crime. Most of these incidents involve shoplifting. 

Police Communications Center answered 78,560 calls during 2023. Dispatchers fielded 18,837 911 calls, down 2% from 2022’s total of 18,437.

Patrol units responded to 51,028 calls for the year, and response times decreased due to the newly-built substation the City leased for Rocklin PD on Lonetree Blvd, which allows officers to provide additional services in that area.

Rocklin PD made a total of 1,127 arrests and gave out 2,906 citations during 2023.

Additional tools were utilized to assist in law enforcement efforts, including automated license plate readers, drone units, K9 units, and Community Service Officers (CSO).

Additionally, staff provided Council with details on the newly-implemented Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (C.O.P.P.S) task force. The mission of this unit is to reduce crime and address public concerns through a community-based, problem solving approach that produces meaningful crime reduction and an enhanced quality of life. This three officer unit was able to make 150 arrests in 2023 and recovered nearly $20,000 in stolen property. These officers also partnered with Placer County Health and Human Services to provide unhoused individuals with outreach services and referrals. 

The full annual report can be found here.

Greater Sacramento Economic Council’s Visit To Germany

Rocklin Councilmember Jill Gayaldo, alongside members of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC), traveled to Germany in early February to visit with top industry providers including one of Rocklin’s top employers, SMA America. The intent of the trip was to discuss ways Placer County can continue to support and strengthen our partnerships with some of the largest growing companies in Germany. Barry Broome, GSEC CEO, highlighted the trip, which included twenty-four meetings in five different cities in Germany and meeting with leadership from various businesses, including BMW and Bosch. 

Mr. Broome shared that the Rocklin Sierra College campus will be actively designing workforce training programs for Bosch, SMA Solar, and other German companies. Sacramento State is working to formalize engineering program partnerships with Aachen University around zero-emission engineering practices. 

From these meetings, City leadership was able to build upon existing relationships and activity conduct ambitious agendas with real outcomes and secured meetings with key officials in important industries.