The Sonora Police Department is composed of a Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, three Sergeants, and twelve sworn officers, one part time School Resource Officer, a Communications-Records Supervisor, three full time Dispatch-Records Specialists, five part time Dispatch-Records Specialists and two part time Community Service Officers. These employees of the Sonora Police Department proudly serve their community, working around the clock, seven days a week, to protect lives and property.
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. This philosophy is reflected in our mission and vision statements and is characterized by the department’s core values.
You will find as you look through our website that citizen/police partnerships are the foundation on which our current and future plans are built. The department’s success today and in the future is reliant upon the many partnerships that exist between department members, citizens, businesses, and other governmental agencies.
If you would like to become a volunteer with the department’s Police Associate Citizen’s Team (PACT) or Explorer program and help make a difference in our Community, please contact us. We are currently looking for PACT members to work in all aspects of our daily business operations, these duties ranges from dispatching to parking enforcement. If there is some aspect of law enforcement you would like to pursue, let us know. Maybe we can help you learn new skills, while you help serve our community.
I invite you to contact us with any comments, questions, or suggestions you might have to help us improve our service to the community. Thank you for your partnership and we look forward to working together to maintain a safe and secure environment for all to enjoy.