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Santa Cruz City Police Department

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General Agency Information

Name: Santa Cruz City Police Department
Altername Name(s): City of Santa Cruz Police
Address: 155 Center Street
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information

Primary Phone: 831-420-5800


Days/Hours of Operation: 24 Hours, 7 Days


Description: Public Lobby Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm.
Closed Friday

The Santa Cruz Police Department is divided into two distinct divisions: operations and administration. Operations oversees everything in uniform (such as patrol officers and traffic) while the administration division oversees investigations, records and professional standards.

Operations Division: 831-420-5850
Administration Division: 831-420-5810

Emergency 911
Grafitti Hotline 420-5303
Parent's Center 426-7322
Suicide Prevention 458-5300
Walnut Avenue Women's Center 1-866-269-2559 (toll free)
Women's Crisis Support/Defensa de Mujeres 1-888-900-4232 (toll free)
Youth Services Hotline 425-0771 or 728-2226

Santa Cruz Police Department:
Abandoned Autos 420-5863
Accident Investigation 420-5860
Criminal Investigation 420-5820
Professional Standards 420-5810
Property (Lost/Found/Evidence) 420-5900
Property Release times are Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30pm-2:30pm and are subject to change and closed on holidays.
Records 420-5870
Sergeants' Office 420-5960
Tip Line 420-5995

Law Enforcement Agencies:
Anti-Crime Team 454-2320
Capitola Police Department 475-4242
Highway Patrol 662-0511
Scotts Valley Police Dept 440-5670
Sheriff's Office 454-3042
UCSC Police Department 459-2231
Watsonville Police Department 768-3300

Criminal Justice Agencies:
District Attorney's Office 454-2400
Jail, Santa Cruz County 454-2420
Juvenile Hall 454-3800
Superior Court-Criminal 420-2200
Superior Court-Traffic 420-2200

AREAS SERVED: City of Santa Cruz
Programs: Police Ride-Along Program: Ride-along participants may be scheduled on one of the following shifts:
7:30am-5:30pm, 4:30pm-2:30am or 10pm-8am (minimum age for this shift is 18) Minimum participant age is 14. Participants are limited to one ride per year. A typical ride -along with an officer is two hours.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility: Public Service
Fees: Call for Information
Areas Served: See Description Notes
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Funding Source: City Government

Officials/Contact Persons

Officials: Andrew Mills
Chief of Police

Subject Headings

Subject Headings: Crime Investigation
Crime Prevention
Crime Reporting
Emergency Rescue
Government Agencies
Law Enforcement Agencies
Law Enforcement Services
Municipal Police
Public Awareness/Education
Public Safety
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
  Last Updated: September 20, 2017