Department Information

In 2018, the population of the City of Stockton was over 315,592 and covered 65 square miles.

As the City has grown, the size of the Stockton Police Department and its mission have also grown. 

Stockton Police Department Careers

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

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


Muhammad Ali at SPD in 1987 sparring with Police Chief Julio Cecchetti.

Police History

The Stockton Police Department was founded August 14, 1850, when the city covered about 4.3 square miles. 

With a San Joaquin County population of 3,647, Stockton was protected by 17 officers and a Chief of Police.  

Community Policing by the Stockton Police Department

The Stockton Police Department, even during challenging times, remains committed to the philosophy of Community Policing.

Stockton Police Dispatch


The Stockton Police Telecommunications Section often serves as the first link between the public and an emergency.

If you live in the Stockton city limits, a call to 9-1-1 from a landline phone connects you to the 9-1-1 Telecommunications Center.


"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."

Who We Are