The Police Department is one of 8 departments governed by the City Council and City Manager.
Note: In the rare event of employee misconduct, the PPD coordinate with the City’s Human Resources Department and the City Attorney’s to address disciplinary decisions. Both entities are completely independent of the PPD, non-political, and non-partisan. Officer-involved incidents resulting in great bodily injury or fatalities are escalated to State & County agencies for oversight and investigation.
Our officers learn critical de-escalation tactics through extensive crisis intervention training related to racial profiling, hate crimes, domestic violence, mental health, homelessness, immigration and biased-based policing. This training greatly reduces the need for use of force when responding to calls. Prior to use of force, our officers identify themselves and give verbal warnings to make every effort to peacefully resolve situations.
Oversight & Investigation
Officer-involved incidents resulting in great bodily injury or fatalities are escalated to the following State & County agencies for oversight and investigation.