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On August 30, 2017, a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy was killed while serving our community.  During the same incident, two California Highway Patrol Officers were wounded.  Their service and sacrifice will always be in our hearts.



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

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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.

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Welcome Chief Hahn!

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Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn's Video Message 

I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to return home and serve the community and department that I love.

I look forward to working together with all parts of the city to ensure every street, in every neighborhood, has the opportunity to thrive.  It is my commitment and goal of our department to build trusting relationships in all neighborhoods of Sacramento.  

I look forward to the great things we will achieve for OUR City, Together.

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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) 264-5471.


Sep 22 - It's time for your #wakeupcall ! If you are heading out for the night, or settling in for a night at home - make sure you #lockitorloseit ! Did you lock your car and make sure you have no valuables in sight? If you are leaving, make sure you put valuables in your trunk before you arrive at your destination. Lock all your doors, windows, garage doors - make sure you are secure for the night! #sacpd Read Post

Sep 22 - Quick Action by Officer Saves Woman Everyday our officers deal with people experiencing crisis in their lives. Often law enforcement is the first contact during these rapidly evolving and unpredictable incidents. Our officers receive extensive amounts of training in dealing with people experiencing these crises from the time they are in the academy to on-going professional in-service training that they receive on yearly basis. During these trainings, officers learn from mental health professionals and experienced crisis negotiators from the community. They interact with people who have experienced and recovered from mental health crisis as well as family members who have cared for loved ones with mental illness. Part of the training exposes officers to scenario-based training where they are able to develop their verbal de-escalation skills. This on-going training gives officers more tools to do their job safely and effectively. Yesterday, that training was tested with a potentially life-threatening situation. Below is a short synopsis of the incident and the video from the involved officer’s body-worn camera. On September 20th, 2017 at 4:42 p.m., officers responded to a suicidal subject preparing to jump off a bridge at Highway 160 and Northgate Boulevard. The first officer to arrive observed a female who was on the ledge of the bridge and appeared to be getting ready to jump. The officer tried to establish communication with the female by building rapport and offering her help but she continued to ignore the officer and the help he was offering. After several minutes, the female climbed back over the ledge to the sidewalk to retrieve an item. Seeing an opportunity to act, the officer tackled the female and held her until additional officers could arrive and help secure her. After an explanation to the female that they were there to help keep her safe, she was safely taken to a local hospital to receive the help she needed. This is a great example of how our officers use their experience and training to defuse a person in crisis. Neither the officer or the female were injured in this incident. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin Read Post

Sep 21 - Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification The Sacramento Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday September 22nd, 2017, on Folsom Blvd near Hornet Dr. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. and run for 5 to 7 hours. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Sacramento Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public. In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects. Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. The Sacramento Police Departments DUI enforcement campaign is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’. Please direct any inquiries to Sergeant Matt Armstrong via email at or by telephone at (916) 808-3778. Media is encouraged to publicize the event to spread awareness about the impacts of drinking and driving. Read Post

Sep 21 - SPD 411 on 911 The 411 on 911 series gives you a unique glimpse into the profession of dispatching from the dispatchers themselves. This edition discusses the history of 911 and where we are headed next. #sacpd #SPD411on911 Read Post

Sep 21 - Sending out an SOS to all Apple users : Did you update to iOS 11? The new update launched on 9/19/17 includes a new feature for Iphones called "sos". If you press the power button 5 times in a row, it will call 911. It will count down from 3 before calling or can be set to make an audible tone prior to calling. Check out this article with the details on how to set it up and avoid 911 misdials. #sacpd Read Post