The City of Temecula Sheriff’s Department has formed a new law enforcement team, "CORE," which stands for Community, Outreach, Resource, and Engagement. Its six-member team is comprised of a Sergeant, four Deputies, and a Community Service Officer. The CORE Team is dedicated to the City's longstanding public safety priorities to provide a safe and high quality of life for its residents and businesses.
Mayor Zak Schwank states, "This team of individuals is stationed out of City Hall and collaborates daily with other Departments including Fire, Code Enforcement, Community Services, and the City Manager's Office with the unique purpose of addressing Quality of Life issues."
Captain Durham states, "The CORE Team starts and ends their day at Temecula City Hall placing emphasis on proactive patrols that investigate and deter crime with a goal to preserving the City's safe and beautiful neighborhoods and business districts. This includes working with Code Enforcement to investigate graffiti or vandalism, meeting with the City Manager's Office to resolve neighborhood concerns, and establishing relationships with residents and businesses in Temecula." The CORE team has a variety of assignments specific to protecting quality of life concerns. Some examples include the following:
Captain Durham states, "As the City of Temecula evolves, our plan is to incorporate policing strategies that may include specialized community policing teams like CORE to ensure the City of Temecula remains among the safest cities in the Nation."