Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento Police Department

The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) is the police department for the city of Sacramento, California. The department was created in 1849. The current Chief of Police is Rick Braziel.

History

The City of Sacramento was founded in 1849 to create order out of the chaotic gold rush descending on the Sacramento Valley. In July 1849 Sacramento founded a marshal’s office, which was the beginning of the Sacramento Police Department. The city was chartered in October 1849 and became the first chartered city in California.

Organization

Office of the Chief

Intergovernmental & Legislative Affairs

Media & Public Relations Bureau

Office of Operations

Patrol Division

The City of Sacramento is divided into six patrol districts which each district divided into three beats. Listed below are the Districts and the neighborhood they include.
District One (Northwest)
Beat A - North Natomas
Beat B - South Natomas
Beat C - Northgate
District Two (Northeast)
Beat A - Robla/Del Paso Heights
Beat B - Hagginwood
Beat C - Arden/Old North Sac
District Three (Central)
Beat A - Downtown
Beat B - Midtown
Beat C - CSUS/East Sac
District Four (Southwest)
Beat A - Land Park/Curtis Park
Beat B - Hollywood Park/Woodbine
Beat C - South Land Park/Pocket/Greenhaven
District Five (South)
Beat A - Meadowview
Beat B - Parkway
Beat C - Valley Hi/North Laguna
District Six (East)
Beat A - Oak Park
Beat B - Tahoe Park/Tallac Village
Beat C - South East/Glen Elder/Fruitridge

Metro Division

Traffic Enforcement Teams (Motorcycles)
DUI Enforcement Team
Air Operations (Helicopter)
SWAT
Explosive Ordnance Detail (Bomb Squad)
K-9)
Mounted Unit (Horses)

Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Teams

Office of Investigations

Office of Technical Services

Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security

Facilities

Police Headquarters (Hall of Justice)

William J Kinney Police Facility (North Station)

300 Richards Facility (Central Station)

Joseph E Rooney Police Facility (South Station)

Communications Center

Memorial

Died or Killed in the Line of Duty

1858 George C. Chapman; Killed in the Line of Duty
1878 Joseph Scott; Killed in the Line of Duty
1935 Erskin Fish; Killed in the Line of Duty
1951 Frank F. Mello; Died in the line of duty due to a motorcycle collision
1954 Francis M. Rea; Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty
1963 Arnold Gamble; Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty
1963 Eugene McKnight; Killed in the Line of Duty
1970 Bernard Bennett; Shot and Killed by a sniper in the Line of Duty
1972 Andrew Collins; Died in the line of duty due to a motorcycle collision
1974 Doyle Popovich; Killed in the Line of Duty
1975 Rodney Butts; Died in the Line of Duty
1991 Michael Gartrell; Died in the Line of Duty due to a vehicle collision
1997 Emily Morgenroth; Died in the Line of Duty due to a vehicle collision
1999 William Bean Jr.; Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty

Died at work

1981 William Warner; Died of accidental gunshot
2000 Joseph Chairez; Died suddenly at work from an aneurism

Officers from the Sacramento Police Department are listed on the following memorials:

  1. Sacramento Police and Sheriff Memorial
  2. California Peace Officers Memorial
  3. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

See also

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