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

  1. 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...
  2. Police Investigate Sunday Night Homicide

    A 37-year-old Modesto man is deceased following a Sunday night shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Donegal Drive in southeast Modesto. Read on...
  3. Abducted Child Located Unharmed

    On Monday, September 24, 2018 at approximately 7:25am, patrol units responded to a home on Poinsettia Drive for the report of a child abduction. The child has since been located in Dublin and is unharmed. Read on...
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