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ABC10 Story on the SacPAL Amazons Team

The Sacramento Police Activities League (SacPal) have been partnered with the Sacramento Amazons all-girls rugby team since 2016, offering opportunities to our Pacific Islander communities. See Full Story.

K9 Unit Protective Vests Donation

Ohio-based nonprofit group, Brady’s K9 Fund, denotes protective vests to the Sac PD K9 Unit. See Full Story.

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





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.


Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS)

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For information on our UAS Program, or to view the latest UAS public flight data, please visit  our Uncrewed Aerial Systems page.

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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

Meet the Leadership Team

Chief Lester joined the Sacramento Police Department in 1994 as a dispatcher, became a community service officer in 1995 and a sworn officer in 1996. She has worked in Patrol, Traffic, Recruiting, Internal Affairs, Criminal Intelligence, and served as an Executive Lieutenant in the North Patrol Command. She has led the Contracts Services Division, Personnel and Fiscal Division, the Downtown Patrol Command, the Division of Outreach and Engagement and Police Services for the Sacramento City Unified School District. She also has overseen the Office of Specialized Services.

Chief Lester holds a bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State University in government and international relations and a master’s degree from Mississippi State University in geosciences. Prior to joining the Sacramento Police Department, Lester, whose family has lived in Sacramento for multiple generations, served in the Army. She attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., where she became fluent in Russian, later serving as a military interpreter, combat medic and range master.

“I am humbled by this appointment and by the opportunity to serve our residents in this role,” Lester said. “I joined the Sacramento Police Department because of its reputation for community-based policing, and that spirit of community and collaboration has long been instilled in me. I look forward to continuing the ongoing work by the Sacramento Police Department to make our city a place where everyone feels safe, secure and protected.”

Read the Full Sacramento City Express article introducing Chief Katherine Lester.


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