Specialty Positions

Learn more about our department.

POP Unit

The Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit is a specialized team comprised of carefully selected Anderson Police Department officers. The POP Unit serves as an aggressive, proactive unit that directs enforcement action to high profile problems facing the community. The POP Unit is diverse and handles a wide spectrum of issues, including; high-risk warrant service, undercover narcotics operations, sex offender registration compliance checks, transient camp clean-up details, and the enforcement of Anderson Municipal Code violations. The POP Unit receives specialized, ongoing tactical training and often assists with other allied agency operations. The POP Unit prides itself in getting involved in the community and effecting positive change within the City of Anderson. The concepts of community oriented policing are at the forefront of the POP Unit’s mission. The POP Unit strives to achieve long-term, solution-based, problem-solving results.

Report a concern to the POP team


The Anderson Police Department is part of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Currently, the Anderson Police Department has two officers assigned to the SWAT Team. SWAT is an elite group of designated law enforcement officers that are specifically trained and equipped to work as a coordinated team to respond to critical incidents and other high-risk situations. As a matter of agency policy, the Team may be used to serve high-risk search and arrest warrants where public and officer safety issues compel the use of such precautionary measures.

  • The SWAT Team’s mission capabilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Barricaded Suspect Searches
  • Warrant Service
  • Hostage Rescue Operations
  • Mobile Operations
  • Protective Operations (VIP/Witness/Other)
  • Evacuation/Rescue of Individuals from High-risk Areas
  • Surrender Call-out and Arrest Procedures
  • Chemical Agent Deployment
  • Kidnapping Victim Exchange/Payoff
  • Extortion Payoffs
  • Inner Perimeter Containment
  • Anti-sniper Operations
  • Undercover Officer Back-up in High-risk Situations
  • Participate in Search and Rescue Missions

K9 Unit

The Anderson Police Department currently maintains two canine teams. The K9 Unit is primarily funded by financial contributions from members of the community. The donations are used to sustain the canine program by covering the cost of numerous expenditures such as veterinary care, equipment, and specialized training.

Visit the K9 Unit on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndersonPDK9/

If you would like to make a donation to the K9 Unit, please contact Sgt. Eric Haynes at ehaynes@ci.anderson.ca.us.


Eric Haynes & K9 Iro

Sergeant Eric Haynes and K9 Iro have been working the street since March 2016. Iro is a pure-bred German Shepard from the Czech Republic. Iro is cross-trained for patrol and narcotics detection. Iro is also trained to detect articles with human odor on them, such as firearms, knives, clothing, etc. Iro is a very social canine and enjoys attention from kids.


Kyle Carpenter & K9 Riggs

Officer Kyle Carpenter and K9 Riggs are the newest K9 team with the Anderson Police Department. K9 Riggs is a 2 year old German Shepard and was born in Netherlands. Riggs recently completed his training and is certified for patrol and drug detection. Riggs is also trained for article searches. Riggs loves Officer Carpenter and is very loyal to him. Riggs will continue his training while he is on patrol to assist in tracking criminal offenders.


Tyler Knight & K9 Ivan

Officer Tyler Knight is teamed up with K9 Ivan, who has been a working K9 with the department for the past few years. K9 Ivan, born in Holland, is a 3-year-old Dutch Shepherd. He is currently trained for patrol and drug detection. Ivan is a very friendly canine and loves playing fetch.


The Shasta Inter-Agency Narcotic Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Anderson Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Redding Police Department, Shasta County Probation Department, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Department of Homeland Security. SINTF assists all law enforcement agencies in Shasta County in combating drug-related crimes in their communities. The Anderson Police Department has one detective assigned to the task force.

If you have a tip regarding drug activity in your area, please contact tips@ci.anderson.ca.us or fill out our tip form.