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Friendly Fire?: The Good, the Bad and the Corrupt
Stephen K. Peach  More Info

About the San Bernardino Police Department

The San Bernardino Police Department (California) consists of 312 sworn police officers and 150 civilian personnel.  The San Bernardino Police Department is organized into three divisions: Patrol Division; Investigations Division; and, the Administrative Service Division.


The Patrol Division provides general law enforcement serves around-the-clock. Uniformed police officers and Community Service Officers respond to approximately 1000 calls-for-service every twenty-four hours. Specialized law enforcement services such as Canine Officers, Traffic Officers, and Bicycle Mounted Enforcement (BMET) Officers are part of this division.


The Investigations Division has two bureaus. The Investigations Bureau is made up of several units of detectives. The Specialized Crimes Unit, District Crimes Unit, Robbery, and Burglary Units are all supervised by tenured Sergeants. The entire bureau is led by a Police Lieutenant who is responsible for managing the complex investigative workload of this team. The Special Enforcement Bureau is made of of the Homicide Unit, Narcotics Unit, and the Multiple Enforcement Team (MET). The Special Enforcement Bureau is also managed by a Police Lieutenant.


This division provides all of the support services needed to manage a staff of over 450 employees. The Personnel and Training Unit coordinates all of the San Bernardino Police Department's personnel issues and hosts a variety of departmental training programs. The Communications Center serves as the primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the City of San Bernardino. All of the Police Department's enforcement records are maintained in the Records Bureau. Financial and payroll services are provided by the department's Financial Services Unit. Automation and Communications equipment are maintained by the Information Technology Division's Public Safety Systems Group which is located at the main police facility.




Stephen Peach emigrated from England to the United States in 1986. In 1991, after becoming a U.S. Citizen, he joined the San Bernardino Police Department.  According to Peach himself, “This book exposes the dirty underside of Law Enforcement politics. I was a highly regarded gang and SWAT officer that was the victim of 2 accidental shootings within 2 weeks of each other by other officers.”  Stephen Peach further comments about his book, “My book exposes the corruption that City Governments allow to occur to protect their civil liability. Many other corrupt activities that I have exposed in my book have never been exposed before. This is a true story of many different crimes that administrators and their corrupt subordinates have committed that they would rather not have exposed.”

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