Rachel Tolber has worked for the Redlands Police Department since 1998 and is currently a sergeant assigned to the Investigations Bureau. As the Investigations Sergeant, she oversees all criminal investigations as well as Crime Analysis, Forensics, and the Property and Evidence Unit. Over the last 18 years, she has worked patrol, served as a field-training officer, a special victim’s detective, and has worked as the Professional Standards Sergeant.
Sergeant Tolber has received civic recognitions and honors for her leadership, work, and service. She was instrumental in creating the Police and Corrections Team (PACT), and spearheaded the Citizen Volunteer Park Rangers for the City of Redlands. Tolber also served as an Executive Intern to the Redlands City Manager, where she helped lead policy and strategic initiatives adopted and implemented by city executives.
Sergeant Tolber received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands, California, in 1998. She received a Masters in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2006. In 2011, she received a Masters in Applied Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. During her course of study at the University of Cambridge, Sergeant Tolber examined the feasibility of conducting a randomized control trial to test restorative justice among the parole population in Redlands, California.
Sergeant Tolber has been a board member of the Home Again Project, Gang Reduction Intervention Team, and presently serves on the board of the San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services. She is also a founding member of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing.