Dear Friends and Colleagues:
It is my pleasure to present the Santa Cruz Police Department’s 2015 Annual Report. This is the first annual report that our agency has produced in my tenure with the Santa Cruz Police Department, which spans over 29 years. We are excited to provide information from the past year about our organization and the service that our dedicated and hard-working women and men of the Santa Cruz Police Department provide to our community every day. The staff of the Santa Cruz Police Department continues to partner with community members, city government, area law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders to improve the quality of life in our community by providing high quality, professional police services.
Our police department continues to increase capacity and grow stronger following the economic downturn that began in 2008. The police department is at nearly full-strength with 93 sworn positions currently filled. Staffing levels have not been like this in quite some time. We continue to look for ways to be more effective and strategic in our efforts to bring you the finest in public safety service.
I encourage you to take time to read our annual report. It contains a wealth of information about our police department. I trust that you will find it both interesting and informative.
Chief of Police