Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) The Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) is dedicated to proactively solving issues in the community through innovative and strategic policing methods. The Citrus Heights POP Unit is comprised of police officers, code enforcement officers, and civilian staff who are specially trained to resolve criminal activity, quality of life and general nuisance issues throughout the city.
POP Officers One of the key
functions of POP is to work with and empower citizens of our community
to recognize, identify, and assist in the resolution of problems and
problem locations within the community. The POP team meets on a daily
basis with citizens and a variety of city departments, including:
Police, Finance, City Council, Building, Public Works, and the Chamber
of Commerce. The POP team also works closely with the Fire Department
and the city Attorney’s Office. Working together with these departments
and citizens, the POP team has been successful in improving the quality
of life of those in Citrus Heights.
POP officers coordinate a number of special programs in the community.
There is currently a POP officer assigned full time to the Sunrise Mall
to provide police service, crime prevention education, and problem
solving for one of our city’s most important businesses.
POP officers also work with community groups such as Business Watch,
CHAMP, Neighborhood Associations, and Neighborhood Watch groups to
impact crime in their areas of concern.
Recently, the POP team was instrumental in drafting the city’s new
panhandling ordinance. POP officers worked with business owners,
community groups, and homeless persons to provide an ordinance that
preserved the rights of the community to quietly enjoy businesses and
services in the city, without infringing on the constitutional rights of
the homeless to seek assistance.
If you would like to contact a POP officer in your area feel free to email.