Kevin Vogel, Chief of Police
155 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Public Lobby Hours:
Open Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our Tradition of Community-Oriented Policing (five-article series)
The Santa Cruz Police Department is committed to providing quality service to the City of Santa Cruz community. Your participation in our survey will provide valuable feedback that will help us identify the community's needs and concerns. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Public Safety Survey and answer the following questions to the best of your knowledge. All of your responses will be absolutely confidential. Thank you!
El Departamento de Policía de Santa Cruz está interesado en sus opiniones y perspectivas sobre la comunidad, el Departamento, y su seguridad personal. Con su ayuda, podremos asesar las preocupaciones y prioridades de la comunidad, y así poder enfocar nuestros esfuerzos. Favor de completar la encuesta, su identidad se mantendrá privada. Muchísimas gracias!
View Real-Time Crime Maps of Santa Cruz!
Click here for interactive crime mapping of the City of Santa Cruz. Users can search by address, date, crime type and more! You can also download our CrimeReports app to keep up with all the police activity in your neighborhood, for iPhone and iPad click here. Android app coming soon.
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Text a Tip to the SCPD
The Santa Cruz Police Department has added the TipSoft program to allow two way tip texting. For instructions, click here.
Download our Mobile App for iPhone and Droid!
The Santa Cruz Police Department was one of the first in the nation to build a consumer-focused mobile app. You can access our blog, Facebook, Twitter, alerts, crime maps, leave tips, look at photos, videos and more all via our free app. For iPhone and iPad click here. For Droid click here.
View SCPD's Blog
Interested in seeing content posted on the Santa Cruz Police Department's blog? You may view our blog by clicking here and you may subscribe to the blog while you're there to receive updates when we post new content.
Online Crime Reporting
The online crime reporting system is designed to simplify the process of making a report for crimes occurring within the city limits. You can make a report from any computer that has Internet access at a time that is most convenient for you. With the online reporting system, you don’t have to call dispatch, explain your reason for calling, or wait for an officer to call you or respond to your location to take the report. For certain crime reports, you can enter the information yourself and get a crime report number quickly and easily.
View Entertainment Permits and Conditions for Local Businesses
SCPD Launches Twitter and Facebook Pages!
Going on Vacation? Want a Vacation Check?
SCPD is happy to help you relax on your vacation. For an added piece of mind we are offering a service where police volunteers will perform vacation checks. Interested in learning more? Click here for the form.
Santa Cruz Police Volunteer Program
In an effort to provide additional opportunities of community partnership and engagement, the Santa Cruz Police Department has launched a full-scale volunteer program. This program, with a wide variety of opportunities touching on all facets of police work, will allow local community members the ability to volunteer their skills and time for local public safety. Learn more about the program here.
Loud/Unruly Party Home List
The Santa Cruz Police Department is now providing the community with a list of homes flagged under the Loud/Unruly Gathering Ordinance. If you are a renter interested in learning about homes that have been flagged or a neighbor interested in what is going on in your area please click here.
Subscribe to Community Alerts and Notifications!
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