Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention2022-09-28T13:57:34-07:00

The mission of the Crime Prevention Officer is to provide crime deterrent services and programs to the citizens and businesses within the City of Rancho Mirage.



Kyle Albenesius

Crime Prevention Officer
Desk Phone: (760) 836-1738

Community Programs primarily fall under Education and Outreach which combines the functions of Crime Prevention and Community Outreach.

Community Outreach and fostering positive community relations with citizens and businesses in the city is essential to a thriving and safe community. The Rancho Mirage Sheriff’s Station prides itself in providing numerous ongoing opportunities, both formally and informally, for members of the community to positively interact with personnel as well as educate and prepare themselves.

Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, is a crime prevention philosophy that attempts to apply physical design, citizen participation, and law enforcement strategies in a comprehensive way to protect neighborhoods and facilities.

The Crime Prevention Unit at the Rancho Mirage Police Department can provide a CPTED Security Survey for your home or business. The survey can help you protect your home or business by reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

The survey is an evaluation of the interior and exterior of your residence or business. This is a free service provided by the Rancho Mirage Police Department.

The survey of your property will include all the advantages that are already incorporated as good CPTED strategies, the disadvantages of the facility that do not employ good CPTED strategies, all of the precautions for the facility, and recommendations to employ future CPTED strategies to help reduce the opportunity for crime to occur.

Alarm systems will also be discussed during the survey, however, the Rancho Mirage Police Department does not recommend a specific alarm system. Click here for a review of various systems to assist you.

What will be surveyed:

  • Lighting
  • Landscaping
  • Windows and Doors
  • Communication Systems
  • Indoor and Outdoor Facilities and Activities
  • Access and Control
  • Security Systems
  • Walls and Fences
  • Signs
  • Safe Paths and Common Areas
  • Boundaries
  • Public Spaces

Schedule your free CPTED Security Survey. Help us help you lower the opportunity for crime by designing it out of your neighborhood, home, facility, or business.

Community education is a key component of Crime Prevention and is one of the main focuses. Through these programs, residents of all ages, from toddler to senior, can partner with the Sheriff’s Department to keep themselves and the community safe.

The following programs are available free of cost to community members:

Safety Presentations: Available upon request for community groups, businesses, and schools of any age on a variety of safety topics such as home/personal safety, bullying, internet safety, and drug prevention and education.

Station Tours: Available upon request for local community groups.

Outreach: Our outreach efforts are aimed at creating opportunities for positive community engagement where personnel can interact with community members on an informal basis and foster ongoing relationships.

The Department participates in several community and City functions throughout the year. The most common outreach is Coffee with a Cop, no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the deputies in your neighborhood.

For more information or any additional questions, please contact CSO Kyle Albenesius directly at (760) 836-1738 or kalbenesius@riversidesheriff.org

Join Your Neighborhood on Nextdoor.com

Crime Prevention

Help build community and join your neighborhood online at www.nextdoor.comNextdoor is a free and private social networking site for your neighborhood that builds community by connecting neighbors to one another. You can use your Nextdoor neighborhood website to:

Get to know your neighbors
Share information about traffic, lost pets, crime and emergency preparedness Ask questions or get advice on vendors Sell, borrow and give away tools, furniture, bicycles, and other items Receive and comment on important information from The Rancho Mirage Police Department

To join your private neighborhood social network, please visit www.nextdoor.com to get started.

The Crime Prevention section provides lectures to all sectors of the community on a wide variety of topics. A lecture may address a particular crime pattern or issue, or be more generic, based upon the request of the client. The audiences range from pre-school students to senior citizens.

If you would like to get involved by volunteering, consider joining the Sheriff’s Volunteer Forces Unit, for questions or additional information please call (760) 836-1600 or check out the Volunteer Forces Unit page www.riversidesheriff.org/261/Volunteer-Forces-Unit.

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