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Public Safety

The Ontario Police Department

The dedicated men and women who serve as sworn officers and civilian support at police headquarters, neighborhood sub-stations the Ontario Mills Mall, and the Ontario International Airport.

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Crime Prevention Teams:

  • Neighborhood and Business Watch
  • Citizens Academy

High Technology

  • Patrol Cars, mounted and bicycle patrol
  • Air Support via helicopters
  • Mobile Identification Based Information System (BIS)
  • Automated Vehicle Locator System (AVL)

Public Safety Communication Center:

  • Streamlined communications via state-of-the-art computer-aided dispatch system
  • Integration of police and fire records
  • Increases efficiency which is vital while responding to emergencies


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Ontario Fire Department

Serving the residents, businesses and visitors of the City of Ontario with a high degree of professionalism is the Ontario Fire Department.

  • The Ontario Fire Department has 10 strategically located fire stations, including the Ontario International Airport fire station, with a daily staffing level of 57 sworn firefighters. These fire stations house nine 4-person paramedic engine companies, three 4-person truck companies, an 8-person ARFF station, 1 fire investigation supervisor, and 2 battalion chiefs. 
  • In 2020, the Ontario Fire Department responded to over 20,000 calls for service, approximately 55 calls per day, ranging from medical emergencies to a traffic collisions to large commercial fire.
  • Services such as:
    • Fire & Rescue
    • Paramedic/Emergency Medical Service
    • Safety Education
    • Inspections
    • Plan Reviews
    • Disaster Preparedness
    • Specialty Teams