Chico Police Department Contact Information
NOTE: All telephone numbers are in the (530) area code.
To report an emergency dial 9-1-1 or 895-4911
For a non-emergency response, dial 897-4900
Abandoned Vehicles: 897- 4900
To report an abandoned vehicle.
Administration: 897- 4950
Animal Control: 897- 4960
For problems with animals, including dead animal pick-up.
Animal Shelter: 894-5630
For lost and found animals, adoption, dog licenses, volunteering.
Citation Corrections: 897- 4910
To have a corrected "fix-it" ticket verified and signed off.
Citizen's Police Academy: 897- 5861
For information about the Citizen Academy schedule and how to apply for admission.
Detective Bureau: 897- 5820
For follow-up on major crimes.
Dispatch Center (24 hours a day): 897- 4900
To report non-emergency crimes or other problems requiring assistance.
Employee Voicemail (24 hours a day): 897- 4998
To leave voicemail messages for employees, enter " 1 " plus the employee three digit badge number, or enter " 10 " plus the two digit badge number.
Fingerprinting (LiveScan) Appointments: 897- 4910
To schedule LiveScan fingerprinting appointments
Gang Unit: 897- 5820
For non-urgent gang related issues
Graffiti Hotline: 898 - 2003
To have graffiti documented and removed. If you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 9-1-1.
Narcotics Task Force: 891 - 3124
For non-urgent narcotics related issues.
Operations Division Commander: 897 - 5803
For Captain Porter's office
Support Division Commander: 897 - 5802
For Captain MacPhail's office.
Patrol Watch Commander: 897 - 5804
For Lt. Gonzales' office.
Patrol Watch Commander: 897- 5806
For Lt. Dye's office.
Criminal Investigations Watch Commander: 897- 5807
For Lt. O'Brien's office.
Professional Standards: 897 - 5851
For recruitment information or to file an employee commendation or complaint..
Property Section: 897 - 4930
To make an appointment to pick-up property.
Records: 897 - 4910
To obtain a copy of a police report.
Ride-Alongs: 897 - 4910
To schedule a ride-along with a Police officer.
Traffic Complaint Hotline: 897 - 4970
For non-urgent traffic questions and problems.
TTY - TDD Hearing and Speech Impaired: 895 - 4925
To speak to Police Dispatch if you are hearing or speech impaired and have a TTY-TDD device.
Vacation Watch: 897 - 5861
To schedule checks of your home by volunteers while you are away on vacation.
Vehicle Tow Hearings: 897 - 4970
To request a hearing if your vehicle has been towed or stored.
Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS): 897 - 5861
To learn about or how to join the VIPS.
Youth Services / School Resource Officers: 897 - 5820
For officers assigned to junior high and high school campuses.
Other useful phone numbers ...
Butte County Animal Control: 891 - 2907
Butte Humane Society: 343 - 7917
Butte County Sheriff's Office: 891 - 2711 (non-emergency)
Butte County Probation Department: 538 - 7661 (adult) and
538 - 7395 (juvenile)
Butte County Victim / Witness Program: 891 - 2812
California Highway Patrol (Chico Office): 879 - 1999
CSU Chico Police Department: 898 - 5555
Chico and vicinity road conditions: 895 - 4471
Email the Chico Police Department
When emailing the Chico Police Department we ask that you observe the following:
- Please keep your correspondence relevant to our jurisdiction, that is, the City of Chico.
- We're sorry, but we are unable to assist in locating lost friends or relatives.
- Requests for employment information MUST be made through the City of Chico Personnel Office. A link is located on the City of Chico web site and on our "Recruitment" information link on the left side of this page.
- Please do not use our email address to report a crime. Contact our Communications Center by dialing 9-1-1 to report an emergency or 897-4900 for a non-emergency situation.
Thank you for your assistance. We look forward to hearing from firstname.lastname@example.org