Begin your journey and join our team!

We are recruiting!

The Stockton Police Department is dedicated to making a difference in our community.

With over 400 sworn officers and over 150 civilian personnel, Stockton Police Department offers rewarding opportunities. 

Visit our recruiting page and review open positions.

Come to an SPD Recruiting Event and get to know us.

Any questions? Our Recruiting Team has answers. 


Police Events

The Stockton Police Department and our community partners host a variety of events throughout the year.

We value the opportunity to build community relationships through casual conversation.

Here are some of our community events:

  • Coffee with the Police
  • Cocoa with the Cops
  • Police in the Park
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • And more!

Review upcoming SPD public events. 

A Message from Chief of Police Eric Jones

Welcome to the Stockton Police Department.

We are a department nationally recognized in trust-building efforts with our community and developed a refined policing philosophy recognized as Principled Policing.

This innovative approach resulted in expanded work with the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. 

Our department has since been recognized as a leader for contributions to the law enforcement profession, attested by the fact that our programs are being replicated at other departments throughout the United States. 


Eric Jones

Chief of Police


Friends of Nero who need good homes

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Adoptable Dogs
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Adoptable Cats
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Other types of adoptable pets
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The Stockton Police Department Strategic Plan:

The Stockton Police Department 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 are 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 the following 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

View a copy of the Stockton Police Department Strategic Plan 2017-2019



Service Spotlight

Family Services

Our Family Services programs are focused on providing all Stockton residents with the support they need to keep all members of their families safe and informed.


Officer Eugene Kolosov shows his UAS aerial footage to families at Lock Lammond park.