1. News Flash_2023 Merit Awards

    2023 Merit Awards

    The City is seeking nominations for its 2023 Merit Awards recognizing those volunteers who make Santa Rosa a better place to live. Read on...
  2. SRPD Counter Hours

    Public Hours for SRPD Lobby and Front Counter

    SRPD Public hours for the Records Bureau as of January 1, 2023. Read on...
  3. HandsinforRestorativeJustice

    SRPD Implements Restorative Justice Program for Youth

    Petty theft, reckless driving, vandalism – imagine if these wrongs committed by youth could be righted not by punitive sentencing but by rehabilitative counseling and education. In Santa Rosa, now, they can. Read on...
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    CivicReady: Your Questions Answered!

    We have received questions about how CivicReady operates when the City sends out messages, and what format we send them in, so we are sharing the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Read on...
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    SRPD Chief’s Community Ambassador Team is Now Accepting Applications for the Next Cohort

    The Santa Rosa Police Department is now accepting applications for the next cohort of Chief John Cregan’s Community Ambassador Team (C-CAT). Read on...
  6. News Flash_2022 Rotary Club Public Saftey Award Winners

    Meet the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa’s 2022 Public Safety Award Winners

    Each year the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa honors an outstanding police officer and firefighter from Santa Rosa. Read on...
  7. NF_OperationXmas

    Santa Rosa Police Department and Operation Christmas Tree Distributed 300 Trees to Families

    On Nov. 29, the Santa Rosa Police Department’s Community Engagement Team, in collaboration with the local nonprofit, Operation Christmas Tree . . . Read on...
  8. News Flash_CivicReady

    The City of Santa Rosa is Transitioning from Nixle to CivicReady for Public Safety Alerts and News

    As of Dec. 16, 2022, the Santa Rosa Police Department and Santa Rosa Fire Department will no longer be using Nixle for public safety alerts, press releases, and information notifications and will transition to CivicReady. Read on...
  9. NF_Sideshows

    The City of Santa Rosa Moves Forward with Sideshow Ordinance

    The Santa Rosa City Council is moving forward with a new Sideshow Ordinance introduced at the Oct. 11 Council meeting, which includes the ability to. . . Read on...
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    Congressman Mike Thompson honors Santa Rosa Police officers at Public Safety Heroes Reception

    On Sunday, September 25, 2022, members of the Santa Rosa Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) and SRPD Officer Westin Schindler, were honored by... Read on...
  11. Earthquake News Flash

    Responding to the 4.4 earthquake 2 mi. north of Santa Rosa

    The City is aware of the earthquake that just occurred at 6:39 p.m. today and is actively assessing any potential damage . . . Read on...
  12. News Flash_2022JointChiefMessage

    Joint Message from Police Chief Cregan and Fire Chief Westrope Ahead of July 4th Celebrations

    Following late season rains, a growth of now dry seasonal grasses and ongoing drought conditions, we urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July this year. Read on...
  13. News Flash_Chief Cregan

    John Cregan Appointed as Santa Rosa’s New Chief of Police

    SR City Manager Maraskeshia Smith has appointed Interim Chief John Cregan as the new Chief of Police for the City of Santa Rosa to begin on 7/3/22. The appointment follows an inclusive and equitable process grounded in community and stakeholder feedback. Read on...
  14. News Flash_SRPD

    SRPD to Present AB 481 Documents to City Council

    In September of 2021, AB 481 was signed into law. This bill provides oversight related to the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment for law enforcement agencies. An ordinance will go before the SR City Council for their approval in July 2022. Read on...
  15. AR2022

    Santa Rosa Police Department's 2021 Annual Report

    The Santa Rosa Police Department has released its 2021 Annual Report. Read on...



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The Santa Rosa Police Department is committed to providing quality service to the community and welcomes feedback, including critical comments about employee performance.  If a citizen has a complaint or commendation, it may be made in person, by phone, by email or fax, and may be anonymous.  The following options are available:

  1. Mail or drop off a letter to the Police Department at 965 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA  95404.
  2. Call (707) 543-3559, or Fax (707) 543-3557 (checked Monday thru Thursday, daytime hours, do not use for emergencies, see above)
  3. Send an email to [email protected] (checked Monday thru Friday, daytime hours, do not use for emergencies, see above)
  4. Pickup a commendation/complaint form, in English or Spanish, from the Police Department lobbies.
  5. Download a commendation/complaint form.  Forms are available in either English or Spanish.
  6. If you prefer to file a complaint with someone outside the Police Department, you may contact the OIR Group LLC, at (323) 412-0334, or directly at thisLink. Learn more about the Independent Police Auditor.  


El Departamento de Policia de Santa Rosa está comprometido a proveer un alto nivel de servicio a la comunidad y  agradece comentarios y criticas acerca del desempeño de sus empleados.  Si un miembro de la comunidad tiene una queja o un reconocimiento, se puede realizar esta en persona, por teléfono, por correo electrónico, o facsímile. No es necesario revelar su identidad.  Las siguientes opciones están disponibles: 

  1. Correspondencia por correo postal o dejada en persona a la siguiente dirección: Departamento de Policia de Santa Rosa, 965 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
  2. Llamar al (707) 543-3559, o Fax (707) 543-3557, Lunes a Jueves. No usar para emergencias.
  3. Correo electrónico a [email protected] No usar para emergencias.
  4. Recoger un formulario de reconocimientos/queja en inglés o español del área de recepción del cuartel.
  5. Bajar de la red un formulario de reconocimientos/queja en inglés o español.  
  6. Auditor Policial Independiente, OIR Group, (323) 412-0334, o www.oirgroup.com.