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..Chief of Police Kirk Trostle

...............Photo by Alain Tomatis

Our Mission

...we will be fair and consistent in the enforcement of the law, providing quality police services while maintaining trust, open communication and mutual respect within our Department and community.


The Chico Police Department is a diverse organization of 147 full-time employees with over 100 uniformed volunteers, police explorers, and interns.  Our community role is to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve and to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions. Through community partnership, we promise to work diligently every day to reduce the incidence of crime and improve the quality of life.  

Our goal is to keep Chico safe and secure while performing this duty with honor, integrity and adherence to the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.  I am honored to serve our community and lead your law enforcement professionals who watch over this extraordinary community.

Kirk Trostle
Chief of Police