Chief's Message

The City of Union City has a very special place in my heart. For over two decades, I have served this community through a variety of operational and support service assignments, such as patrol, investigations, community policing, school resources, records and communications, and special weapons and tactics (SWAT). These experiences have created lasting relationships in the community and within the department, which I cherish and appreciate.

I established many of these community partnerships while working in the field as a member of the community policing team. I found this assignment challenging, but extremely rewarding because of the opportunity to do more than traditional reactive and proactive policing. The community policing team provided a much higher level of individualized service, including directed enforcement, nuisance abatement, blight inspections, civil mediation, etc. The community policing team worked to resolve difficult problems that went far beyond fundamental law enforcement services with the assistance of community and local stakeholders.

As the Union City Police Chief, providing policing services that reduce crime, the fear of crime, and improve the overall quality of life for those who live, work, and visit Union City is my priority.

The Union City Police Department is dedicated to providing top notch professional and efficient service to this community. As resource and financial challenges may arise, values, such as, ethics, honesty, dedication, commitment, teamwork, and accountability will be the strong foundation of this proud organization. We will strive to build upon these values and establish partnerships built on trust and transparency, while recognizing the dedication and the service our employees provide our community.

Chief Rinetti and FamilyChiefs-familyThank you for your interest in the Union City Police Department and our services. The Union City Police Department is proud to serve you, and we appreciate your trust and support in our efforts to keep Union City safe. I invite you to browse this website to acquaint yourself with our organization and our commitment to the community.