The Problem Oriented Policing Team is based in Santa Fe Springs and is responsible for identifying and dealing with problem areas and individuals in the city.
The officers assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing Team sometimes patrol the city streets in plain cloths looking for possible criminal activity. They also follow up on requests from the residents to watch possible problem houses, businesses and individuals.
The team is tasked with monitoring narcotics sales and transportation in the City of Santa Fe Springs. They also work closely with the parole and probation departments to monitor and oversee the activities of parolees and probationers in the city.
By identifying a problem and working to resolve it, the Problem Oriented Policing Team can prevent crime before it happens. This team also works closely with investigators, conducting surveillance details and follow-up investigations on existing criminal cases.