Temecula has formed a law enforcement team that will deal primarily with quality-of-life issues.
CORE – Community, Outreach, Resource, and Engagement – is comprised of a sergeant, four deputies, and a community service officer, according to a statement on the city’s website.
All are members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which provides law enforcement in Temecula.
CORE works out of city hall and collaborates every day with fire, code enforcement, community services, and the city manager’s office, Mayor Zak Schwank said in the statement.
In addition to standard law enforcement, CORE investigates graffiti and vandalism, meets with the city manager to resolve neighborhood concerns and establishes relationships with Temecula residents and businesses.
It will enforce regulations regarding panhandling, massage parlors and loitering.
“Our plan is to incorporate policing strategies that may include specialized community policing teams like CORE, to ensure Temecula remains among the safest cities in the nation,” said Capt. Chris Durham, Temecula’s police chief, in the statement.