Officers Fired from Rialto Police Department

Thursday February 16th Rialto Police Department and Chief Deanda took actions against some of Rialto’s most dedicated and popular senior officers the department has. Multiple officers have been reported by those close to the department to have lost their job or are on the verge of losing their jobs. One of those confirmed to have lost their job is longtime K9 Officer Glenn Anderson who was fired from the Rialto Police Department late Thursday.

Officer Glenn Anderson an expert in the realm of canine policing and SWAT work has been on paid leave for almost a year pending the results of an IA investigation into claims that he misused canine resources as well as failed to obtain proper authorization when securing resources for the Rialto Police Department K-9 program.

Officer Glen with one of his former K9's Picture taken from Rialto Police Department1684 × 1360Search by image

Officer Glen with one of his former K9’s Picture taken from Rialto Police Department1684 × 1360Search by image

When you put it like that it sounds worse than it was. K9 officer Anderson worked with a local boy scout troop and the Union Pacific Railroad K9 police organization to create a yard where K9 officers could train and work with their dogs. This area also was a place where the officers K9 partners could freely stretch their legs in a nice grass area that was fully fenced off. Many times, our officer’s breaks are eating a quick bite in their unit has they go from call to call that is unhealthy for the human officer as well as their canine partner as well. Per city and Rialto Police Officials Officer Anderson failed to obtain the proper permits for fence installation and pulling power for outdoor lights to the K9 yard. Officer Anderson is also being attacked for dog food donations from a private pet store to the 501c3 nonprofit The Fiends of the Rialto K9 Association. These donations saved the city thousands every year because instead of using the food vouchers at Pet Smart K9 officers were using donated food to feed Rialto Police Dogs.

There is a mountain of lawsuits and complaints that have been filed against the Rialto Police Department over the last year-and-a-half. Dozens of officers are suing the department for racial age and disability discrimination.

For the last year, the word out is that morale at Rialto Police Department is at an all-time low. One must question the amount of money these actions will cost the city in future litigation.

None of the officers in question made themselves available for questions. Reports of these actions came from officials within the City.

 

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janice McCauliffe
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 20:49:37

    Sounds to me like the problem is personal from chief Deanda .I hope his actions get reviewed! Police have enough problems without these personal vendetta’s from within..two great senior officers let go because of one man’s revenge..I hope to see this guy gone!

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  2. Elizabeth Shelton
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 21:27:31

    The people in Rialto don’t know what has been going on inside of the PD…this chief is well protected by some of higher ups and this vendetta against Glen Anderson and some other officers is beyond disgusting. Some serious ‘outside’ investigation needs to done. Maybe when the lawsuits start flying , the City Council and Mayor will start looking a little more seriously at this poor excuse for a Police Chief.

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  3. Willie Tellthetruth
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 23:15:35

    DeAnda is the WORST Chief in the History of Rialto PD. He is a corrupt liar and is surrounded by similarly corrupt and cowardly command staff members, to include Lieutenant Paul Stella and Sergeant James Mills. ALL Rialto Citizens should contact the City council and DEMAND that DeAnda resign or be FIRED!

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  4. KatiLu
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 01:14:59

    Pretty sad when staff are smarter and more proactive than the supposed “leaders” in a department. It is almost as if the leaders Want soft targets and low morale. Whose side are the leaders on, anyway. Seems the side of the criminals. When the leaders put their own political gains over public safety and security, it is time for them to go, not the men and women who are actually protecting the public.

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  5. Willie Tellthetruth
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 04:25:03

    You are a piece of SHIT Gary Richard and just as corrupt as the others. You were a lazy piece of shit when you supposedly worked there, watching movies for your entire shift while everyone else worked. Lazy and corrupt, just like the rest of DeAnda’s staff

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  6. Guywhospostisgoingtobedeleted
    Feb 25, 2017 @ 05:39:47

    Where did Gary Richards post go???? Oh, I get it. The only posts that are allowed on this blog are from uninformed people with a personal bias toward the truth. Remember that there are always two sides to every story. It seems as though you only have people posting from one side. Figures you would delete opposing views as they don’t fit your agenda.

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    • rialto-now
      Feb 25, 2017 @ 07:24:22

      We can’t have people calling out other people to fight or meet up for angry discussions. Richards posts were removed once he did that. Also remember this is our blog, not yours. We have spent years growing our reach and reader base.

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    • Nanette Cali
      Feb 25, 2017 @ 20:49:02

      So Gary Richards, who has been retired from the PD for several years, knows the truth? Seems he had a personal issue with Officer Anderson. People don’t always get along and we have freedom of speech, but don’t have the right to slander someone when they don’t have all of the facts. The facts will come to light soon enough and the disgraceful witch hunt that has been lead against several officers at the department will be exposed. Yes, there is way more to this story, but it’s not on the officers wrongdoing. The lawsuits that have already been filed and the ones yet to come will show what Deanda and his cronies have been doing for the past year. After all the hard work over the past ten years to restore honor to this department and it’s taken Deanda a year to destroy it. Don’t put too much weight into the two sides to every story theory. This story is bigger and more twisted than a lot of people realize.

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    • livinsloher
      Mar 11, 2017 @ 16:11:20

      I see that all the time! It’s a form of bribery there is protocol this officer was suppose to go of of that dog food could have gone to animal shelters when officers don’t follow the rules then hold them accountable!

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  7. Barbara Babcock
    Feb 25, 2017 @ 07:08:48

    If clean, apply at SBPD!

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  8. Interested Viewer
    Feb 25, 2017 @ 20:23:51

    This is clearly a very one sided story. Officers do not get disciplined or terminated for doing a good deed. There is obviously much more to this than what is written here. The PD, of course, cannot comment due to this being a personnel matter as well as there being litigation involved. My guess is that there was more to it than dog food and the K-9 yard. More than likely dishonesty on the part of the employee. Just my two cents.

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    • KatiLu
      Feb 27, 2017 @ 16:35:39

      When the Mayor puts more importance on the Chief being the “1st Latino Chief” than the kind of job he does, warning flags go up. When it becomes noticed that the department has better and more qualified men working under the Chief, the only way the Chief can stay on top is to get rid of those more qualified than he. It is a sad state of affairs and it is the citizens of Rialto who will pay.

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  9. John smith
    Feb 26, 2017 @ 08:39:04

    OMG Randy DeAnda? I went to the police academy with that guy and he was a total POS! I was surprised he passed with his attitude.. a chief??? lol OMG so laughable.. unbelievable

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  10. julie delano
    Feb 26, 2017 @ 20:36:21

    Wow, I had no idea. As an ex Rialto Police Dept. employee of 19 1/2 yrs. I too was fired. Only I was fired for my job related workman’s comp disability. Yes it is illegal to do. But they literally fired me because of the injuries I sustained by working for them. I have worked both with and then for, then Sgt. DeAnda and Glenn Anderson. This is sad news indeed!

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  11. Nancy Collins
    Feb 27, 2017 @ 07:59:15

    Our police chief is being protect by the mayor & others on city council as he does their wishes. So darn sad to loose good officers. I worked to keep the pd in Rialto. Who cares if the police chief is the “1st latino chief in Rialto” as hailed by our mayor!!! So sad to see what has been lost since DeAnda has been chief. I have no respect for him. He is a wolf in sheeps clothing – watch your backs!

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  12. Mark Peterson
    Feb 27, 2017 @ 20:39:58

    Seems like David Philips is only giving a one sided account from “officials” he is close with. Who are these “officials”? Maybe the fired officer himself who he is good friends with?

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  13. Mark Peterson
    Feb 27, 2017 @ 20:48:21

    I just posted a comment. Let’s see if it gets posted. I used no threats or cuss words like previous posts. Just giving my opinion. Lets see if Dave Philips truly appreciates truth telling and free speech.

    It ashame that the first hispanic chief is getting such backlash for trying to rid his department from a problem officer. If I had a million dollars i would bet that the majority of the posts here are from that problem officer, his family and his friends who are probably other problem officers.

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    • rialto-now
      Feb 27, 2017 @ 20:56:50

      Mark as long as we don’t use this site as a way to set up public fights or cuss comments will be approved so that the people of Rialto can see what Rialto PD is undergoing.

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  14. Mark Peterson
    Feb 27, 2017 @ 20:52:03

    just saw your comment dave. i dont think the police can give you details of an investigation? i thought they would get in trouble for that

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  15. Willbedelted
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 04:12:03

    David Phillips your blog is confusing….it’s none of your business why people have been terminated and you WERE a big supporter of the rialto pd and chief deanda until you LOST your bid for a seat on city council. And most of these comments are from people who do not know anything about what they speak of. You yourself are a confused individual who in no way represents a majority of our community. Rialto now = The enquirer

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    • rialto-now
      Mar 03, 2017 @ 03:32:38

      I am a resident of Rialto it is my business. I am still a big supporter of Rialto PD but I have always refused to allow my support to give anyone blanket immunity for bad decisions. The cheif will do what he feels is best for his dept and I am allowed to have an opinion.

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      • Mark Peterson
        Mar 04, 2017 @ 02:23:09

        I guess you dont know the difference between a opinion or a conclusion. your allowed to have a opinion dave but when you write an article that makes it seem you are in the know and have all the facts then that is a conclusion. makes you look small in my opinion

  16. Todd Wright
    Mar 03, 2017 @ 00:48:41

    I know the streets of Rialto very well I grew up in Rialto and worked for Rialto P.D for years. I retired in 1998 after being severely injured in the Line of Duty. I have seen Rialto P.D at its worst. And from what I’ve seen lately I’m impressed. The moral is better then it has been in years maybe decades. The officers have more equipment and programs then in years past. The police department has done such a great job they have received federal grant money to continue the job they are doing. Randy Deanda was my partner and as chief you’re not going to be liked by everyone, but be assured one thing he has better support from his troops then a lot of past chiefs and that speaks loud and clear.I went to the awards dinner on Friday night and listened to Chief Deanda give praise to ALL the police officers and civilians that have made a difference in a positive way. He didn’t take credit for the job they did he gave it all to them and thanked each one of them. So if you have officers willing to do that kind of job for the department how can moral be low?

    I have said this for years before you open your cake hole and Monday morning quarterback someone, go on a ride along and put yourself in the officers shoes or go to a city council meeting and listen. Or how bout checking stats. Try treating the officers, the civilian employees and the chief the way you would want to be treated WITH RESPECT!!!!!

    Hell I might come out of retirement and go back to work.

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  17. Nanette Cali
    Mar 04, 2017 @ 03:51:08

    Way to slander the officer’s character! IF such things occurred, these officers had a duty to report it! Officer Anderson was trying to make improvements for the K-9 unit & save the city money. He received an award two years ago for his work on the K9 yard (picture & article we’re in the Rialto Record) & received recognition at the city council meeting in November 2014 (check agenda, minutes & video online). Since all of this is public record so maybe you should do your own research before taking people’s personal opinions as fact! There is MUCH more to this story so you may want to refrain from passing too much judgment on Officer Anderson.

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  18. Doug bryant
    Mar 11, 2017 @ 16:26:12

    Betcha there is more to the story about these cops then merely acts of conflict of interest, misappropriation and insubordination.

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  19. jaz
    Apr 16, 2017 @ 07:22:14

    RIALTO PD IS THE BEST!!!

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