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Organizational Information

Office Descriptions

The Sacramento Police Department is organized into four offices, three of which are overseen by a deputy chief and one by a captain.

Office of operations

The Office of Operations (OOO) is responsible for providing the majority of the department’s frontline services. They include the Patrol Division (located at the three neighborhood substations) and the Communications Division (9-1-1 center). These two divisions most often provide our first point of contact with the community.

Office of Investigations

The Office of Investigations (OOI) is responsible for developing information leading to the arrest of criminal offenders. It includes Detectives, Forensics, Public Safety IT, Records, and Evidence and Property.

Office of specialized Services

The Office of Specialized Services (OSS) includes Metro which oversees units like K9 and SWAT, and Traffic/Air Operations. This office also oversees Homeland Security, Personnel, Training, and Regional Transit Police Services.

Office of the Chief

The Office of the Chief (OOC) is responsible for developing and communicating the vision of the department. This office plans, organizes, and directs departmental policies and activities. Administrative Services and Fiscal are overseen by this office as well as Outreach, Special Services, Internal Affairs, Professional Standards, Criminal Intelligence, Government Affairs, and the Public Information Office. 


2017 SPD Organization Chart

Organizational Chart 

          PDF Document (324 KB)


One of the most important documents of any municipality is the annual city budget. It establishes how public funding will be spent and outlines the spending priorities for the future fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Costs for everyday services, such as police patrol, are itemized in the budget. The largest fund in the City is the General Fund. The General Fund is supported by taxes and fees, and generally has no funding restrictions. Police services are paid for out of the General Fund.

View the Approved Police Department Budget for Fiscal Year 2016/17.