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In the News

Sacramento Police Department officers demonstrating the Virtual Reality training system

The Sacramento Police Department demonstrates it's innovative virtual reality training. See Full Story

How Sacramento Police will use remote-controlled toy-sized cars in their patrols. See Full Story

KCRA's story on Sac PD's Community Survey

The Sacramento Police Department is committed to improving transparency and community relations. See Full Story 


Fox40 Cold Case

Through DNA, SacPD identifies suspect in a nearly 40-year-old homicide cold case. See Full Story


In the News - Dispatcher Patch 

A SacPD dispatcher helps a local man who ran out of food. See Full Story


ABC10 Story on Mental Health Unit

Calls for service relating to mental health crises have risen from about 10,000 to 12,500 in the last three years. SacPD's Mental Health Unit has mobilized to help focus on these calls.

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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

Sacramento Police Department Response to COVID -19

Effective June 15, 2021, regularly staffed public counters will once again be opened to the public. Please visit our Police Facilities page for information specific to each location.

For additional information on how to contact the police department, including filing reports online, please visit the How Do I page of our website.

Please visit Sacramento County’s COVID-19 website for additional information, resources and updates.



 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.



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.

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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Chief Katherine Lester

Sacramento Police Chief Katherine Lester



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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