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.

Area Commands

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News and Updates

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  1. Modesto Launches Police Chief Search

    Today City Manager Joe Lopez announced the launch of a search for Modesto’s next Police Chief, hiring Ralph Andersen and Associates to perform the recruitment. The entire process, including a community engagement program, is anticipated to last 90 days. Read on...
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