Area Commander Program

As part of the ongoing commitment and dedication to the Fontana community, and in an effort to prove a more effective and intensive police response to specific community needs, the Mayor, City Council, and Police Department have implemented the Area Commander Program. 

Through this program, we are committed to:

  • Instilling in employees a thorough understanding of community based policing
  • Assigning line level officers to specific areas in order to work closely with community members
  • Identifying both public safety and quality of life issues
  • Providing a comprehensive response to problems
  • Establishing and maintaining trust within our community


This program entails management-level police personnel, namely four patrol lieutenants, who will: 

  • Oversee all community policing operations in respectively assigned areas
  • Monitor crime trends and relevant issues in these areas
  • Act as community liaisons
  • Serve as contact points for community related inquiries

Community Meetings

Quarterly community meetings are conducted in 4 different areas to encourage on-going input, evaluation, and feedback from all parties in the communities. The success of our program is largely based on the involvement of our community, thus proving that meeting attendance is critical.  Quarterly meetings provide:

  • Proper problem identification
  • An exchange of information
  • Identification of effective long term solutions
  • Mobilization of community resources
  • An arena for citizens to meet with representatives of City Council, and other city departments to discuss their community's needs
  • An opportunity to disseminate information regarding upcoming community events
  1. Area 1
  2. Area 2
  3. Area 3
  4. Area 4

Area 1 includes all areas north of 210 Freeway. Click to view Area 1 Map.

Area 1 Commander

Lieutenant Kellen Guthrie
Ph: (909) 350-7716

 Community Meetings