Chico Police Department
1460 Humboldt Road
Chico, CA 95928
Business: (530) 897-4900
Fax: (530) 895-4994
Chico Police Links:
- Beat Map
- Weekly Arrests
- Department Organization
- Police Command Staff
- Cold Case Files
- 2015 Annual Report
- Part 1 Crimes
- Parking Meter Holidays
- Request For Administrative Review - Parking Violations
- Identity Theft
- Compliments & Complaints
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Chico Police Department
If you have an EMERGENCY call: 9 - 1 - 1
For in-progress incidents, call 9-1-1. For cold incidents (incidents that did not just occur and there is no immediate threat) where a weapon was used or you have suspect information, call (530) 895-4911.
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Message from the Chief of Police
(Photo by Alain Tomatis Photography)
The Chico Police Department is a diverse organization comprised of over 140 full-time employees, with an additional 100 police volunteers, including Volunteers in Police Service, Explorers, Chaplains and Interns. It is the collective mission of the Chico Police Department to enhance and facilitate community safety.
We believe that trust and communication between a department and community are essential, and are built intentionally. As such, interaction with our entire community is a priority. This includes difficult conversations about controversial issues. The department recently adopted a new community policing emphasis and command structure to better serve the needs of the community, and enhance that interaction. This new command structure consists of a deputy chief, five lieutenants and two civilian managers, all under the office of the chief of police. Of the five lieutenants, three are assigned as watch commanders, with each given a geographic area of responsibility, classified as East, West and Central. This geographic responsibility provides the community with a department representative, or a "face to a place", to get to know and access when the need arises.
Our policing philosophy and re-structure are part of that greater commitment to trust and communicaiton. While Community Oriented Policing is our model, a Police (Public Safety) Oriented Community is our goal. There should never be division between a police department and the community that it serves. They are truly one in the same. While the department has both a statutory and moral responsibility for community safety, we know that a community that actively engages with its police department will be both safer and healthier. That is how I view our community and its engagement with us.
While we have and will face many challenges, we will do so collaboratively. I am genuinely excited about the future of this community because of this fact. As I stated when I was first appointed this position, I am humbled, honored and blessed to serve as your chief, and to lead your incredible law enforcement professionals.
Chief of Police
Downtown Parking Meter Forgiveness during Holiday
In support of the Downtown Chico Business Association’s “Hometown Holiday Hospitality Campaign”, the City has authorized a special parking meter forgiveness program through the Holidays. Meter forgiveness covers these Fridays in 2016: November 18, December 2, 9, 16 and 23rd. In addition, the following upcoming dates are also meter holidays: Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, and December 31,". The only aspect of parking violations that will not be ticketed on meter holidays are those that have expired meters, but are within the allotted maximum time of use for the parking stall occupied. All other parking enforcement will be continued.