Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety is comprised of an integrated police and fire services agency. Through cross…More training and skill development, public safety officers and employees provide police and fire services.
The city has three fire stations. One station, located at 500 City Center Drive, is an on-call station, the other two, located at 5200 County Club Drive and 1312 Maurice Avenue, offer traditional round-the-clock service.
Rohnert Park is unique in California, in that is is one of only two cities statewide where the police and fire…More department are one in the same. In other words, the city's public safety team serves as both police officers and firefighters.
This benefits the city for two main reasons—the department's versatility means Rohnert Park is just plain safer. A firefighter can get to a crime scene sooner if he or she is close, and a police officer can prevent a blaze sooner in the heat of the moment. Secondly, it saves the city money in a financial crisis—much needed with budgets being cut all over the city, from libraries and schools to road repair.
Rohnert Park has four fire stations and two engines are on hand at any given time. The line staff at the station is made up of 12 public safety officers, two sergeants and usually a community services officer.