Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:02 pm

Sonora Police Department – Home

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Downtown Sonora, CA

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Sonora Police Department’s web site. It is my hope that you will find this site to be a valuable resource in your search for information and that you will discover ways in which you can join in partnership with us to fight crime in our community.

Mark Stinson
Chief of Police

The City was incorporated in 1851, making it one of the oldest cities in the State of California. The City spans approximately three square miles, with an average elevation of 1,825 feet. It is home to more than 4,700 night time residents, but has an averages daytime population of approximately 25,000 people.

Members of the department are committed to providing quality customer service through a Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) philosophy. Within this philosophy, department members work in partnership with citizens to identify the root causes of crime, disorder, and fear of crime for purposes of making long-term improvements in the safety and quality of life within Sonora.

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