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Your participation in the California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force will help insure agriculture has access to many types of support it needs in its fight against crime. The Task Force meets quarterly in different locations throughout the State.

Becoming a Member: Your participation in the Task Force will help insure that California’s agriculture community has access to the support it needs in its fight against rural crime. Annual dues are only $100.00 per agency. The Task Force meets quarterly in different locations throughout the State. The CRCPTF has a grant available to potential members and Law Enforcement Officers to attend meetings.  Please click here for information on the grant:  download grant application. Benefits of membership: Networking The Task Force provides a network of law enforcement personnel,  and industry partners who are willing to share prevention programs, ideas, talents, and expertise in an effort to protect our agricultural industry. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel in combating and preventing these types of crimes. Specialized Crime Prevention Training The Task Force offers training not only at the annual Rural Crimes School but also during each quarterly meeting. Information Sharing Through our website, meetings and email bulletins, the Task Force keeps its members up-to-date on the latest tools available, as well as, the legal aspects of crime prevention that may impact the membership. The sharing of these best practices helps our agencies to continue to be efficient and effective in our approach to dealing with rural crime. Regulatory Partners Federal and state agents working in the agricultural field are encouraged to become members as they also deal first hand with the issues related to agricultural crimes. Industry Partners Agricultural businesses, dairymen, farmers, ranchers equipment dealers, livestock auction houses, feed stores, financial institutions and others operating industries tied to the agricultural industry can assist law enforcement by becoming educated and involved in rural crime prevention, reporting issues and adopting best practices to prevent such crimes.

Membership Application: Click the button below to download a copy of the 2015 Membership Application printable Application/Renewal Form

Mail application and $100.00 to: California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force c/o Sgt. Robert Winn Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit 1350 Norris Rd Bakersfield, CA 93308 Please direct any membership inquiries to Sgt. Winn at 661-392-4366.