Police Department

Chief's Message

On behalf of the men and women of the Modesto Police Department, we would like to welcome you to our website.

The Modesto Police Department is a professional and progressive law enforcement agency committed to working together with the community we serve, in order to provide the highest quality of service.

Together, in partnership with the community, we will continue to make the City of Modesto a great and safe place to live, visit, and do business.

I encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our department and the many services we provide. We constantly strive to enhance the quality of service we provide and welcome any suggestions or comments you may have.

Galen Carroll, Chief of Police

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News and Updates

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  1. Modesto Police Investigate Shooting in Northwest Modesto

    Modesto, CA-At approximately 1:15 pm, Stanislaus County STING Deputies were conducting follow-up on a case that resulted in one subject being shot. Read on...
  2. Remaining Key Aware with Modesto Police Department

    In 2018, twenty two percent of stolen vehicles were taken using the owners' keys. We encourage you to practice key awareness tips and preventative measures to prevent this from happening to our community members. Read on...
  3. Detectives Make Arrest on 2017 Murder and Sexual Assault of Jenny Wu

    Detectives have arrested 18-year-old Seth Becknel for the 2017 murder and sexual assault of 41-year-old Jenny Wu. Read on...
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