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Working in partnership with the people of Stockton to build a safe and secure Community.

We Are Recruiting

The Stockton Police Department is currently recruiting Police Officers.  Please visit our Police Officer Careers web page to learn more about career opportunities.


Apply Online!  To fill out an online interest card or apply for positions with the Stockton Police Department, please visit the City of Stockton Human Resources Department Employment Opportunities web page.


Message from the Chief

I would like to welcome you to the Stockton Police Department's website. Our website is one of many resources used by the Police Department to educate and inform our community on issues relating to crime. Here you will discover information on how to sign up for updates regarding 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 mobile tips through TipSoft. You will also learn about our various crime prevention and enforcement programs and the online services available. Using these latest technologies allows the Police Department to quickly share information and improve communication with our citizens which ultimately will help toward keeping our community secure.


As a Stockton resident, I have a stake in our community. 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 working toward the continued improvement of 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 in our area. Our staff and volunteers continually demonstrate their personal commitment to providing a professional and effective community oriented law enforcement agency.


I hope you will find our website to be both informative and insightful. 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


Stockton Police Department Tips

The Stockton Police Department is now accepting web and mobile tips.  These resources are not for emergency communications.  If you have an emergency or are reporting a crime in-progress, call 9-1-1. 


To  submit non-emergency tips and information to the Stockton Police Department, the following applications are now available.


Web Tips

Citizens can submit anonymous tips using their PC by going to "Submit A Web Tip" under the External Links below. The site allows you to select the location of the crime, provide details about the crime, and upload pictures. 


Mobile Tips

Submit A Text Messaging Tip:

Text "TIPSPD" plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)

When a tip is sent, it is encrypted and routed through secure servers, protecting the personal details of the tip provider. It also allows us to text message with the tip provider without ever knowing the person's identity.  Learn more by going to "Text A Tip" under the External Links below.


Sign-up for Stockton Police TipSoft Alerts

TipSoft Alerts is an informational text messaging and email alert service that allows us to communicate with the public regarding current events, crimes and all types of emergencies. Through this system, we can send both text message and email alerts to the public. Sign up by going to "Stockton Police Alerts" under External Links below.


Note:  The web and mobile services are NOT for emergencies or crimes in-progress. For emergencies, call 911.


External Links

Submit A Web Tip

Text A Tip

Stockton Police Alerts


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/1/2014