The Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit is a specialized team comprised of carefully selected Anderson Police Department officers. The POP Unit serves as an aggressive, proactive unit that directs enforcement action to high profile problems facing the community. The POP Unit is diverse and handles a wide spectrum of issues, including; high-risk warrant service, undercover narcotics operations, sex offender registration compliance checks, transient camp clean-up details, and the enforcement of Anderson Municipal Code violations. The POP Unit receives specialized, on-going tactical training and often assists with other allied agency operations. The POP Unit prides itself in getting involved in the community and effecting positive change within the City of Anderson. The concepts of community oriented policing are at the forefront of the POP Unit’s mission. The POP Unit strives to achieve long-term, solution -based, problem-solving results.
The Anderson Police Department currently maintains three canine teams. The K9 Unit is primarily funded by financial contributions from members of the community. The donations are used to sustain the canine program by covering the cost of numerous expenditures such as veterinary care, equipment, and specialized training.
Officer Mike Hallagan & K9 Aero
Aero is a Belgian Malinois/German Shepard cross and has been with the Department since October 2013. Aero was previously assigned to patrol as a protection and narcotic detection canine; however, he was diagnosed with a debilitating disease in 2015 that nearly took his life and forced him to retire. Through the constant care and dedication of his handler, Aero was able to make a full recovery, successfully complete the re-certification process, and is once again serving the citizens of Anderson through narcotic detection and protection work.
Officer Tyler Finch & K9 Chance
Chance is a Belgian Malinois and he has been with the department since April 2015. Chance is assigned to patrol and is certified in protection and narcotic detection.
Officer Eric Haynes & K9 Iro
Iro is a black German Shepherd and is the newest member of the K9 Unit. Iro joined the Department in March 2016. Iro is assigned to patrol and certified in protection. He and his handler are currently training to become certified in narcotic detection.
If you would like to make a donation to the K9 Unit, please contact Officer Mike Hallagan at (530) 224-8838 or
Visit the K9 Unit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndersonPDK9/
The Shasta Inter-Agency Narcotic Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Anderson Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Redding Police Department, Shasta County Probation Department, Shasta County Sheriff's Office, and the United States Department of Homeland Security. SINTF assists all law enforcement agencies in Shasta County in combating drug-related crimes in their communities. The Anderson Police Department has one detective assigned to the task force.
If you have a tip regarding drug activity in your area, please contact SINTF at (530) 722-9161.
School Resource Officer
The Anderson Police Department recently entered into a partnership with the Anderson Union High School District. This partnership takes shape in the form of one police officer being assigned to Anderson Union High School as their School Resource Officer (SRO). Although the assignment has a wide variety of duties attached to it, the primary function of the SRO is the intervention and prevention of juvenile-related calls for service. This partnership allows the SRO to become familiar with students on campus thus enhancing the Anderson Police Department's relationship with the youth in the City of Anderson. The SRO is a vital resource for parents, students, and community members in regards to local youth. GO CUBS!!
The Anderson Police Department is part of the Shasta County Sheriff's Office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Currently, the Anderson Police Department has one officer assigned to the SWAT Team. SWAT is an elite group of designated law enforcement officers that are specifically trained and equipped to work as a coordinated team to respond to critical incidents and other high-risk situations. As a matter of agency policy, the Team may be used to serve high-risk search and arrest warrants where public and officer safety issues compel the use of such precautionary measures.
The SWAT Team's mission capabilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Barricaded Suspect Searches
• Warrant Service
• Hostage Rescue Operations
• Mobile Operations
• Protective Operations (VIP/Witness/Other)
• Evacuation/Rescue of Individuals from High-risk Areas
• Surrender Call-out and Arrest Procedures
• Chemical Agent Deployment
• Kidnapping Victim Exchange/Payoff
• Extortion Payoffs
• Inner Perimeter Containment
• Anti-sniper Operations
• Undercover Officer Back-up in High-risk Situations
• Participate in Search and Rescue Missions