The Santa Rosa Police Department has 249 employees who proudly serve the citizens of Santa Rosa working around the clock to protect lives and property within a community that spans 40 square miles and is home to more than 167,816 people (as of the 2010 census). Our dedicated staff is committed to providing exceptional public safety services and taking a leadership role in building community partnerships to make our city a better, safer place to work and play. We are proud to protect and serve a community that has consistently expressed its appreciation and support for our efforts, while recognizing the value of continuing excellence in public safety. Click Here for contact phone numbers and resources. Click Here for directions to the Police Department. To view the recent community policing study session with City Council on March 12, 2013, including a copy of the citizen survey results, please click Here.
Firearms and Ammunition
To dispose of any unwanted firearms and/or ammunition, you may turn them in to the police department. Please follow these important safety instructions:
Make sure your firearm(s) are unloaded.
Preferably lock your firearm(s) in a secure container.
Ammunition can be placed in a box or specific ammunition can.
Upon transport, lock the firearm(s) in the trunk of your car and store the ammunition in either the glove box and/or the interior compartment area.
Drive straight to the police department located at: 965 Sonoma Avenue in Santa Rosa. Do not stop anywhere else.
Park and lock your car in front of the Public Safety Building and go inside and ask for instructions.
Upon arrival, make contact with front counter personnel. Tell them that you want to turn in your firearm(s) and/or ammunition for destruction.
If you should ever encounter any type of military ordinance and/or explosives such as grenades, pipe bombs, sticks of dynamite, or containers of gun powder - DO NOT TOUCH! None of these types of munitions should be considered safe regardless of size or packaging.
Contact the police department by calling (707) 528-5222.
Let the police assess the situation to see if this is a job for the bomb squad.
Citizen Police Academy
The current Santa Rosa Police Department Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to graduate on June 5, 2013. The next Academy will be scheduled some time in the Fall of 2013. Please check Here for more information if you are interested in learning more about the Police Department. Acceptance into the Academy is subject to a minimal background check.
Click Here for the Police Department's Graffiti Abatement Presentation to City Council on October 2, 2012.
Prescription Drug Disposal
In the lobby of the Police Department, you will find a secured receptacle which is designed for citizens to drop off unwanted prescription drugs. The lobby is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and people are welcome to utilize this service at their convenience. This is a free service and the only requirements are that pills are emptied into a Ziploc bag (provided) and dropped in the slot. Detailed instructions are on the receptacle itself.
Please take advantage of this ongoing service and preserve our City's wastewater system and avoid disposing of potential toxins in our landfills.
SRPD Crime Statistics Web Page
The Santa Rosa Police Department's Crime Analysis Team has published a new SRPD Crime Statistics Web page, which contains multiple links to Santa Rosa crime statistics. You may view a monthly SRPD Staff Activity Report, or you may want to compare Santa Rosa crime statistics, over time, with those of California and the United States. Or, click on links that will take you directly to statistical tables, graphs, charts, reports, publications and data tools at the FBI, California DOJ, and Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Go to the Crime Analysis Team Web page to learn more about how Crime Analysts assist SRPD in meeting its goals, and to access other Crime Analysis resources.
Both of the above Web pages offer a link to crime maps, graphs and charts at RAIDS Online, and also a link to Santa Rosa's Interactive City Map, where, by first selecting either the 2010 or 2009 crimes layer, you can zoom in to your neighborhood, and hover your pointer over a street to view number of crimes by type.