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Rancho Cordova PAL is managed by an Executive Director, Director and Youth Coordinator. Meet the three members of our team below!

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Executive Director
Sergeant Mark Hatzenbuhler, Rancho Cordova Police Department

Sergeant Mark Hatzenbuhler began his career in law enforcement in 1998 when he attended the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Academy. He has experience working in several major areas of the Sheriff's Department, including assignments in patrol, detectives, corrections and field support. In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  In September 2013, Mark was selected to be part of the Rancho Cordova Police Department. He spent nearly two years in the field as a supervisor before moving to the position of Administrative Sergeant.

In early 2018, RCPD created a Youth Services Unit to enhance RCPD’s efforts to build relationships with local schools and youth through youth-focused programs. The Unit is comprised of Sergeant Hatzenbuhler, three School Resource Officers, and the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League. Being part of this unit is one of the most rewarding assignments in his career. Sergeant Hatzenbuhler believes that connecting with youth at a young age is a fundamental aspect of his job. He works hard to develop relationships with the kids in our community and to create a positive image of the law enforcement profession. He helped to develop the Holiday STAR and Student Award programs to reward kids for their hard work and achievements in the classroom.

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PAL Director
Officer Jose De La Cruz
Rancho Cordova Police Department

Ofifcer Jose De La Cruz has been with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department since 2002.  He has experience working in several major areas of the Sheriff's Department. In 2004, he was selected to be part of the Rancho Cordova Police Department and has served on Patrol, as a Problem Oriented Policing Officer, and as a School Resource Officer. In 2013, Officer De La Cruz was appointed as the PAL Director. Officer De La Cruz enjoys creating encouraging, lasting relationships and developing the positive growth of youth in the Rancho Cordova community.

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PAL Youth Coordinator
Community Services Officer K. Rebeka Martin
Rancho Cordova Police Department

K. Rebeka Martin joined the Rancho Cordova Police Department as the PAL Youth Coordinator in May 2018. As the Youth Coordinator, her responsibilities include performing work related to youth prevention and intervention, such as planning, organizing, promoting, monitoring and coordinating youth development programs, activities and grant. Martin believes in giving back to the community and the less fortunate because putting a smile on someone’s face can have a tremendously positive impact.

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