Resource Team

Resource team officer and a childFormed in 2002, the Oceanside Police Department Resource Team provides foot, bicycle, and vehicle patrol for the beach and downtown area.

During the “summer months”, the Resource Team’s primary mission is to provide seven-day coverage to the beach areas of the City. During the “off-season”, the team expands its area of responsibility to include the downtown businesses and private homes.

In addition to the sworn officers assigned to the Team, there are five Beach Safety Officers assigned to work the beach area during the summer months. These Safety Officers perform a variety of police support duties in a non-sworn capacity. Some of their duties include crime-prevention education, traffic-flow control and enforcement of state and local traffic regulations.

For more information on the Resource Team, contact Sgt. Lonny Harper at (760) 435-4946.

Resource Team:

Sunday - Wednesday 

Officer Rick Gonzales

Officer Tom Cahill

Officer Jonathan Williams

Wednesday - Saturday

Officer Duane Schott

Officer Jerimy Stephens

Officer Dustin Schmidt