Police Department

To work in partnership with our community, to build and maintain relationships founded on trust and mutual respect, while reducing crime and improving the quality of life.


We Are Recruiting

The Stockton Police Department is recruiting Police Officers. 


Message from the Chief

Our website is one of many resources used by the Police Department to educate and work with our community on issues relating to crime. Sign up for updates on crime, police activities, or traffic issues via the City's Ask Stockton system.


You can follow us on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and send us web and text tips through TipSoft. These technologies let us quickly share information with you and keep our community secure.


As a Stockton resident, I care about our City. I believe a police department can only be as good as the partnerships it creates with its community. Together – through information sharing and crime fighting strategies – we share the responsibility of improving our quality of life.


I believe the Stockton Police Department is an outstanding organization, comprised of the finest employees and dedicated volunteers who all share the same vision of combating crime. Our staff and volunteers continually demonstrate their personal commitment to providing a professional, effective, and community-oriented law enforcement agency.


I invite you to contact me through this website and share your thoughts. Together, we will continue making our city a wonderful place to live and visit.



Chief Eric Jones


Strategic Plan 2017-2019

SPD is an outstanding organization that also recognizes the need and opportunity for continual improvement. To that end, our strategic plan is the result of much collaboration among SPD staff.


We are excited to move forward in pursuit of the goals and objectives included in this strategic plan and confident this plan's successful implementation will keep the SPD positioned at the forefront of contemporary, effective law enforcement organizations nationwide.


The Stockton Police Department will focus on accomplishing these goals over the next three years:

  • Reduce crime and blight
  • Increase trust between the community and police
  • Recruit and hire a qualified, diverse workforce
  • Employ staff who are highly trained, knowledgeable and prepared


How to Submit Police Tips

The Stockton Police Department accepts web and text message tips for non-emergencies.

To report an emergency or crime in-progress, call 9-1-1.

Web Tips

- Use "Submit Web Tip" in External Links below to send an anonymous tip.
- Select the crime location, provide details, and upload pictures.

Text Tips

- Text 274637 (CRIMES) with “TIPSPD" with your tip.
- All tips are encrypted through secure servers to protect personal details.
- Learn more in External Links below.

Sign-up for Police Alerts

- Police Alerts sends a text or email about current events, crimes, and emergencies.
- Sign up for "Stockton Police Alerts" in External Links below.


External Links

Submit A Web Tip

Text A Tip

Stockton Police Alerts


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 1/27/2017

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