Andrew G. Mills, Chief of Police 

155 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Public Lobby Hours:
Open Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Friday

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Police Department's web page. We encourage you to learn more about our programs and services!

The Santa Cruz Police Department is committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships.  We are committed to core values that include public safety, integrity, accountability, professionalism, respect and equal treatment for all.

It is important for us to stay connected to our community. It is also important for us to inform you about what's going on in town, and the work that we're doing.  

Santa Cruz Police Department is dedicated to our community with ongoing efforts to keep Santa Cruz a safe place to live, work and raise a family.

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2015 Annual Report

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 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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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.