the Upland Police Department
to 1906, Upland (then known as North Ontario) was being watched over by City Marshal Jedd Francis Sawyer. After becoming incorporated,
the first police department was formed and Jedd became Upland’s first “Constable” or Police Chief as it
is known today. He served until 1935. He was said to be a unique man who was
admired for his optimism and vitality despite having only one arm. Sawyer’s department office was housed with the City
Hall at 122 N. Second Avenue and the jail was attached at 126 N. Second Avenue. In
1923, the city added three patrolmen bringing the total number up to 4 in the Upland Police Department.
the Upland Police Department is largely organized into two bureaus: Operations and Administration. The Operations Bureau includes the Patrol Bureau, Traffic Bureau, Communications Center, SWAT team, Reserve
Officer Unit and K9/Equestrian Unit. As with most municipal police agencies,
the Upland Police Department’s Patrol Bureau has the largest number of personnel assigned. As of 2003, there were 50 sworn police officers assigned to the Patrol Bureau.
Upland Police Department, investigators are assigned to the Investigations Division which is under the Administration Bureau.
This is somewhat of a deviation from the norm where most police agencies organizationally place investigations under an operational