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WHAT WE DO

We Protect and Serve

The Petaluma Police Department has been providing professional law enforcement services to our community since 1858.  Comprised of 101 sworn and non-sworn employees we work daily to protect our community, reduce crime, increase traffic safety, and improve the quality of life for all of our community members through proactive community policing efforts.  Leading our department is our Chief and Deputy Chief who oversee our leadership team of 4 Lieutenants and 9 Sergeants who supervise our employees in our patrol, special services, and support services divisions.  Our 65 highly trained officers work throughout the community in variety of assignments such as Patrol Officers, field training officers (FTO), traffic officers, K-9 officers, Detectives, Crisis Response Unit, Gang Enforcement, Computer Crimes, and School Resource Officers.

We work together and, in the community, following 6 guiding principles:

Professionalism, Teamwork, Excellence, Leadership, Community & Winning Attitude.

HOW TO CALL FOR HELP

EMERGENCY: 911
EMERGENCY calls from cell phones: 707.762.2727 

 

“The men and women of the Petaluma Police Department are committed to doing our very best to keep our community safe. We are proud of our 160-year history of working with our community to provide professional police services, resulting in a city where people feel safe to live, work and play.” - Chief Ken Savano

“I’m very lucky to have a fulfilling job that is different every day. I have a lot of responsibility in my job, but with that responsibility, I am able to help people, and have a relationship with those in my community.” - Deputy Chief Tara Salizzoni

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