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In the News

Fox40 Good Night Lights Story

Goodnight Lights: Throughout the holiday season Sacramento police and firefighters create a holiday light show on Tuesday nights for the young patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children. See Full Story

National Night Out - Meadowview

SacPD and the Clark Family: From Confrontation to Collaboration. See full story

National Night Out

PIO Sgt. Chandler addresses SacPD's visions and goals with Sacramento's Hispanic Community in Spanish. See full story (in Spanish)

PIO Sergeanto Chandler habla sobre la vision de nuestro departamento de policia con la comunidad hispana en Espanol. Historia complete (en Espanol)

A UC Davis trauma nurse organized the Blue Line Run in honor of local fallen officers: Natalie Corona and Tara O'Sullivan. See full story

In Remembrance - Officer Tara O'Sullivan

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019 the Sacramento Police Department tragically lost one of our own.

A memorial service for Officer Tara O'Sullivan was held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Please Click Here for additional information related to Officer O'Sullivan.



 Daily Activity Log

The Sacramento Police Department responds to a variety of events and calls every day. To make it easier for citizens to follow this information, we present the department's Daily Activity Log.




The Sacramento Police Department has completed its review of the officer-involved shooting of Stephon Clark.

To review records and information related to this investigation, including the Department’s findings, please visit our dedicated web-page for the March 18, 2018 Officer-Involved Shooting.

Helicopter Activity

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 For the latest helicopter activity in the city of Sacramento, please visit Helicopter Notifications.

Press Releases

The Public Information Office assists the media in gathering information and reporting on newsworthy events impacting the city of Sacramento. Press Releases are made available here for the media and public. 

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Message from the Chief

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   "together we build"

As the police chief in my hometown, I understand the challenges of making Sacramento a city that cherishes and protects the dreams of everyone.

Raised in Oak Park, I joined the Sacramento Police Department at age 19. I love and cherish this community and this police department. To me, they are family.  See full story



Every day and every night, Sacramento police are called upon to deal with people experiencing acute mental health distress because there is nobody else to do the job.

The Sacramento Police Department received 10,999 mental health-related calls for service last year, 1,000 more than in 2017. This year, the numbers are even higher, with an average of 35 calls every day.

Click Here for a recent story on SacPD's efforts in dealing with these type of incidents, or visit our Crime page for additional statistics related to mental health calls for service.


Sacramento Bee Editorial - Sunday, January 20, 2019 (PDF) 

Handout of Current Recruiting and Hiring Programs, Training Activities, Policy Updates, Equipment Updates, and Transparency (PDF) 

Handout Reference Guide (PDF) 

Statistics: Year-End Data Comparisons for 2016, 2017 & 2018 (PDF)

Bar Chart of Yearly Patrol Sign-Ups: 2007 - 2019 (PDF) 

Online Reporting

Use the Online Reporting System to submit a police report immediately.   If you would prefer to file your report in person, the public counter is available at both the Public Safety Center and the William J. Kinney Police Facility.  

For emergencies or crimes in progress:  
Call 9-1-1.

For non-emergencies:
Call  (916) 808-5471.

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