Elk Grove Police Activities League 10044 Bruceville Rd, Elk Grove, CA95757 Elk Grove Police Activities League is a nonprofit athletic organization from the Elk Grove Police Department. The…More organization offers a wide range of activities and programs, including teams in track and field, basketball, cheerleading, football and boxing. Robotics and mentoring is also available. Check the main website for details on donations or for information on volunteer opportunities.
In 2006, Elk Grove stopped contracting with the county sheriff's department and started its own full-service police…More department. Today the department has 123 officers—around .9 per thousand residents, slightly less than the average for similar communities. Civilian community service officers respond to non-violent crimes, leaving sworn officers to tackle the more serious offenses. Department staff includes a youth services officer and a large street crimes unit.</p>
<p>The department collaborates with more than 300 neighborhood watch groups throughout the city. Residents interested in learning more about policing can attend a 16-week training program called the Citizens' Academy, or stop by one of the department's quarterly "Coffee with a Cop" events at neighborhood cafés. Elk Grovians on holiday can take advantage of the department's free vacation-check service, a volunteer patrol that makes daily stops at houses while their owners are away.</p>