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Chico Police Department
1460 Humboldt Road
Chico, CA 95928

Business: (530) 897-4900
Fax: (530) 895-4994
Emergency: 911

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The City of Chico has available for

public review and comment an application for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

(JAG) funds for fiscal year 2016-2018.

The application is available at the public counter of the Chico Police Department, located at 1460

Humboldt Road, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until September 29, 2017.

Chico Police Department

If you have an EMERGENCY call: 9 - 1 - 1

For in-progress incidents, call 9-1-1. For cold incidents (incidents that did not just occur and there is no immediate threat) where a weapon was used or you have suspect information, call 530. 895.4911.

For all other types of crime reporting, please use our online reporting system "COPLOGIC" to submit your report. Click here to start:

From all of us...

To all of you...


The Chico Police Department Administration, Property and Records offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Normal business hours resume Monday, November 27, 2017 at 8:00AM.

If you have an emergency call 9-1-1

For non-emergency items call 530.897.4911

Saluting Our Veterans

Veterans Day, Saturday November 11, 2017

All this month we say THANK YOU

to those who have served our country

and now serve our community!

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2018 Citizens' Police Academy
Open for Registration

January 11 - March 29, 2018

Download an Application

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Business Update Survey

In April 2017, Chico Police Department deployed a new dispatch and records system. As part of this recent transition, the police department is making an effort to update Emergency Callout Information for our local businesses.

What is the purpose of Emergency Callout Information?

Quite often, illegal activity or emergency calls for service will occur when a business is closed, unoccupied, and/or during the wee hours of the morning. When one of these events occur, having current Emergency Callout Information on file provides dispatchers the ability to reach out to the appropriate responsible person for that business and notify them of the event. This information is not publicly released and is maintained by Chico Police Department staff.

If you are a local business owner, and have not recently updated your information, please complete the attached form and e-mail to:


or fax:

(530) 895-4994 (attention Lori Tennison)

Thank you!

CAD Business Update 2016

Message from the Chief of Police

Michael O'Brien

(Photo by Alain Tomatis Photography)

The Chico Police Department is a diverse organization comprised of over 140 full-time employees, with an additional 100 police volunteers, including Volunteers in Police Service, Explorers, Chaplains and Interns. It is the collective mission of the Chico Police Department to enhance and facilitate community safety.

We believe that trust and communication between a department and community are essential, and are built intentionally. As such, interaction with our entire community is a priority. This includes difficult conversations about controversial issues. The department recently adopted a new community policing emphasis and command structure to better serve the needs of the community, and enhance that interaction. This new command structure consists of a deputy chief, five lieutenants and two civilian managers, all under the office of the chief of police. Of the five lieutenants, three are assigned as watch commanders, with each given a geographic area of responsibility, classified as East, West and Central. This geographic responsibility provides the community with a department representative, or a "face to a place", to get to know and access when the need arises.

Our policing philosophy and re-structure are part of that greater commitment to trust and communicaiton. While Community Oriented Policing is our model, a Police (Public Safety) Oriented Community is our goal. There should never be division between a police department and the community that it serves. They are truly one in the same. While the department has both a statutory and moral responsibility for community safety, we know that a community that actively engages with its police department will be both safer and healthier. That is how I view our community and its engagement with us.

While we have and will face many challenges, we will do so collaboratively. I am genuinely excited about the future of this community because of this fact. As I stated when I was first appointed this position, I am humbled, honored and blessed to serve as your chief, and to lead your incredible law enforcement professionals.

Michael O’Brien

Chief of Police

Oroville Spillway Information

Please follow this link: Butte County Sheriff-Coroner for information regarding the Oroville Spillway.